The Belau Employers and Education Alliance (BEEA), a non-profit organization comprised of educators and employers, had convened at the Palau Community College (PCC) on August 28 for their first meeting this year to discuss programs that will help prepare students transition from the classroom to the workplace.
Teachers from Koror Elementary School, George B. Harris Elementary School, Meyuns Elementary School, Melekeok Elementary School, and Palau High School had presented their respective programs that help nurture students’ life kills that are vital in the workplace.
Newly-elected BEEA Treasurer Hasinta Tabelual said that the vision of the group is to assist students as they choose a career that they wanted to pursue and exposed them to them to relevant experiences.
Some of the presenters said that their schools have programs such as job shadow, career mentoring, and practicum.
The group had also elected a new set of officers namely Bola Majekobaje as President, Ulai Ikesiil as Vice President, Manzel Ngirmeriil as Secretary, and Hasinta Tabelual as Treasurer. The group conducts two conferences every year. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)