Students at Lennon High School in Clarendon were sensitized on the work and importance of the Department of Correctional Services, DCS, in nation building. Members of staff of the DCS travelled to the school on Tuesday February 21, 2018 to participate in the School’s annual Career Day.
Correctional and Probation Aftercare Officers engaged students in conversation about the role they play in the care and rehabilitation of inmates and clients. Students were also given information on the requirements and qualifications necessary to pursue a career in the Department.
Acting Principal at the Lennon High School, Mrs Janet Bennett-Morris says the event gives the students an opportunity to discover new and emerging careers. She also noted that the participation of the DCS in forums like these expose the students to the various career options within the Department, and gives them knowledge of the service offered by the DCS..
“I believe that the students being exposed to the Department of Correctional Services can give them the option of being a part of an organization that deals with the aspect of society where persons who are convicted are, and to know that they could maybe see themselves as possibly changing the lives of persons who have been incarcerated”, She said.