Six Steps to Success!
In 2006, AFETT initiated its 6 Steps to Success Programme.
Six Steps to Success is a series of professional development programmes for young female professionals. The Programme focuses on equipping participants who may not have the requisite skills to climb the corporate ladder, with key knowledge and skills that will help them to confidently navigate their way at work. Participants gain the skills not normally offered by learning institutions or workplaces in Trinidad and Tobago. Such overlooked skills are often crucial in determining promotion, salary raise and leading a balanced life. The programme was expanded to include an opportunity for a work internship or to be matched with a mentor, which will form the final “step” of the Programme.
AFETT’s Six Steps to Success Programme was re-launched in on the 19th March 2016, with twenty-five participants at the Hospitality Suite of its generous sponsor, Digicel Foundation. If the Launch was any indication of the Programme in general, then the Programme will be a tremendous success.
This Programme is offered free to participants who must be between 17-25 years old and a graduate from Secondary school, and/or currently pursuing an academic programme at a tertiary level institution or employed at the entry level or mid-level within an organisation. Each participant will also receive a starter account with $250.00 at Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust, graciously sponsored by Digicel Foundation.
Participants eagerly contributed to the first session, which was facilitated by Ms. Maxine Barnett, who guided them through the best practices of business etiquette. This was a very interactive session as the participants worked in groups and took their role of actresses seriously as they delivered brief skits displaying what they learnt. Feedback from the young ladies was very positive, with some expressing delight that they had good fortune to be part of such an awesome programme. As they continue on their course to being professional young women, they will confidently embrace their roles as leaders, and probably even provide the next generation from which the president of AFETT will emerge.