Locals are being urged to stop with the entitlement attitude when it comes to the work force.
Hon. Dr. Kedrick Pickering, Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour made the call during the Youth Employment Service (YES) Job Fair yesterday at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.
"Sometimes we go out of our way to help individuals to place them in a position of work and then they either don’t show up or they show up and don’t like the job, and don’t like the job and don’t perform. Understand that when somebody goes out of their way to help you, you have the responsibility to at least show that you can do it," he said.
Dr. Pickering added, "Try to make use of the opportunities because nobody owes you that."
"So despite what the government of the day might be doing for you, the Minister, Ministry of Education, it is of no value to you unless you take and make use of the opportunities provided.
The YES programme is under the Ministry of Education and has over 180 young persons registered.
- Source: BVIHotpress.com