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Robertson-Hickling, Hilary; Thomas, Terry
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Preparing people for work in the Caribbean: Creating a regional workforce from Kinston to Kingstown.
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1st Caribbean labour policy conference
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April 2003
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Abstract
Identifies the need for the preparation of the graduates of the University of the West Indies to work in the Region. In order to find work or explore entreprenuerial opportunities, UWI graduates will have to be able to migrate to other Caribbean territories. This will be possible with the introduction of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). Globalization is not only impacting on the Region but also the respective Caribbean countries, hence graduates need to be prepared for the new world of work. Caribbean citizens have sought opportunities across the world for many generations. However, the rapid pace of change and the other aspects of globalization create a new urgency for preparation of the individual and the institutions in the Region. Using published want advertisements and in-depth interviews, the paper identifies what employers want and proposes strategies for preparation of graduates by the University of the West indies.....
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