Identification of distractions is key; “Making Your Time Count” workshop to be held on Oct. 4


PHILIPSBURG – Do you ever see your child or the child of a loved one stressing out about not being able to do all the things they need to do on a daily basis and wish that you could help?

Well you can,  by recommending that they attend a two part workshop entitled “Making Your Time Count” that will be held on October 4, 2016 and October 13, 2016 respectively.

This free, two part workshop is organized by Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs and  will be held at the University of St. Martin from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M on both days. This workshop is for students in their last two years of secondary school or those who recently completed secondary education.

Identifying various areas where time is not used optimally, scheduling accordingly, learning to prioritize and applying oneself will be the focus of this workshop.

“It can be challenging for students to realize how they waste time and for them to have the will-power to do something about it.  These days with so many distractions, students have to apply skills that will help them to be successful,” say SSSD officials.

They added that time management skills can be valuable not only in high school but in college and also life in general.

Students are encouraged to be on time. Students are also encouraged to contact the career guidance counselor, Mr. Chance  at 543-1235 for more information. The SSSD office is located in the Amigo Building across from the Police Station and next to the WIB.

SSSD provides many services to students. Some services include: psychological services, counseling services, social work services, educational diagnostic services, career services, and parent education.