The capacity of individuals to work and earn a living is the foundation of any civilisation, the cornerstone of any value system and the cardinal principle upon which a functioning democratic society rests.
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan made this statement Monday as he delivered the feature address at a ceremony at Cabildo Chambers, St Vincent Street, Port of Spain.
The ceremony was held to distribute certificates to 34 students who successfully completed a summer internship programme at the AG’s office, between June to August.
“We have had students over the past four years from schools throughout the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago who have been able to join with us during the summer vacation to get some experience on the World of Work Programme.
“The ministry has spearheaded this initiative to give young people an opportunity to come and get their first taste of the world of work because you never get a second chance to create a first impression,” Ramlogan said.
The AG congratulated participants of the programme and expressed his belief that it would be a rewarding experience for the interns as they move on in their professional lives.
Sade Lee Duprey expressed gratitude on behalf of all the interns to the staff at the AG’s office as well as to Ramlogan himself for allowing them the opportunity to gain experience over the last three months.