The Bahamas Financial Services Board and the Rotary Club of East Nassau have joined forces to sponsor a Careers Fest at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Spa. The event is being co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance.

Opening on Monday, October 8, the two-day event will focus solely on careers in the financial services industry, and targets senior level grades in the public and private secondary schools. Sponsored as part of BFSB’s ongoing Financial Centre Focus public awareness and education programme, Careers Fest 2001 will showcase the various career opportunities within financial services. A key component of Financial Centre Focus is to highlight the importance of quality human resources to the industry.

Exhibits will be manned by Industry Professional Associations and Regulators, with each providing details on career options in the respective sectors. Prizes being offered to students attending the Careers Fest include a PC and printer, donated by Emagine Bahamas Limited.

In addition to the sponsoring agencies, a selected number of corporate sponsors will also host exhibits, providing a more comprehensive view of the services available in the sector. According to BFSB Executive Director Wendy C. Warren, “These corporate booths also will allow us to focus added attention on some of the key sectors within the financial services industry”.