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ALJGSB grads must make a difference
CEO of the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (ALJGSB) David Dulal-Whiteway wants the institution’s graduates to continue to meet the needs of modern businesses.
“We are preparing employees who will be able to add significance and value to businesses,” he said at an executive reception in his honour at Dwellings, Heartland Plaza, Chaguanas, on Wednesday evening.
“One of the early things that I will want to do next couple months is to meet with as many business leaders as possible to try to understand what they are looking for so we can tailor our programmes to provide graduates.”
Dulal-Whiteway said ALJGSB must be able to produce students who can make a difference in the business community.
“Only when things are done differently can we talk about a turnaround. The school changed its name from graduate to global and the purpose for that is to ensure we keep that perspective. We have to train persons willing to compete at a global level,” he said.
Arthur Lok Jack, Executive Chairman of Associated Brands Industries Limited, said local businesses have to find external markets in Caricom and Central America.
“We cannot continue to dwell on just Trinidad and Tobago. We need to get outside there. We need to do our exports and diversification. We need to get into various parts of the Caribbean. We have a Caricom market of five to six million people where we can trade freely,” he said.
“The world is changing very fast. We have a young generation coming up, new technology. It is changing all the time. We have to be aware of those changes if we want to succeed in the near future. We cannot continue to do business as usual. I am sure the Arthur Lok Jack Global School will be working on a lot of those things.”
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