Students at Sir Arthur Lewis Community CollegeGet Equipped to Prepare For Work and Life After School

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Castries, St. Lucia, March 26, 2018-Students at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College were the recipients of much needed Financial Literacy and Career Guidance duringthe annual Career Fair at the College’s premises on The Morne, Castries.


The activity which comes ahead of Youth Month 2018, is part of a series ofan all-encompassing series of school tours by Axcel Finance aimed at exposing students to the importance of managing their money,exercising wise financial planning for life and preparing for the “world of work”.


The leading Micro-Finance Institution strongly believes that Financial Managementand planning your career are essential at the stage of youth both for personal and national development. Axcel Finance says the response from students and lecturers was overwhelming, as both groups showed a positive interest in the information presented.


“Many students who leave Sir Arthur Lewis Community College take their education, enthusiasm and talent immediately into the workplace either as a gap before University or to build a career for life. Unfortunately, not enough is available in terms of getting them ready for this huge step. This iswhy Axcel Finance has, as a major pillar of its Community reinvestment, Money Management and Career Planning, expressedAxcel’sBusiness Development Officer, Mervin Agiste


Agiste noted that the students showed a great enthusiasm to the idea of owning their own business and how Axcel could help facilitate this through its Micro-Finance Services. They also inquired about different job opportunities in the financial industry and at Axcel in particular.


” There was an outpour of questions from both students and teachers; we are happy to share knowledge on what we do best at Axcel Finance. The curiosity and participation from students were encouraging. This is a very positive sign that with the necessary guidance and support, these young people would build the kind of future that would reap rich rewards for the country,”added Agiste.


As part of their career guidance exercise students had to present their resumes and participated in mock job interviews.


About Axcel Finance


Axcel Finance Ltd. is a microfinance institution dedicated to the provision of high-quality and innovative macro and micro financial solutions for under-served markets. By deploying capital in a responsible and profitable manner, Axcel Finance enables investment in the economic improvement and social mobility of its clients in the markets it serves. Axcel Finance provides micro-loans for consumers as well as micro-financing facilities for small enterprises, giving the borrower access to the quickest, safest and most reliable financing options for a range of one-time expenses, such as healthcare, school supplies, travel expenses, home-business expenses, among others. Its office is located on Bridge Street Castries.


For Further Information Contact:


Mervin Agiste | Business Development Officer


Bridge Street | PO Box C2009 | Castries

Tel: (758) 450-8222 | Cell: (758) 484-8238 | Fax: (758) 450-8224   



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