In its continued efforts to facilitate the growth and development of employees, Sterling Products Limited (SPL) held its annual Literacy Graduation Ceremony on Friday. Ten staff members received certificates and tokens for the successful completion of the Sterling Products Literacy Staff Development Programme.
The programme was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education – Adult Education Department.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SPL, Ramsay Ali, said that the organization was pleased to facilitate such an initiative, which is geared towards enhancing the abilities of employees, and aid them in their personal development.
Ali said that SPL has always recognized the importance of such programmes in the workplace which serve to benefit both the employees and the organization. He congratulated the participants and urged them to continue striving for personal development and success.
Ali also recognized the integral role of the Ministry of Education’s Adult Education Department, which has partnered with SPL over the last four years to make this initiative possible. The Adult Education Department provided initial training for trainers who were then able to conduct the programme at SPL. The department also provided all the necessary training manuals and other materials to conduct the programme.
Assistant Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hudson, who delivered the feature address, underscored the importance of education, not only in the workplace, but also its role in life. He said that education is the most potent tool against ignorance, racism and anti-social behavioral traits.
Hudson said that many successful people started out at the lower levels of organizations, but through hard work and perseverance went on to become senior managers. A deep desire to grow and excel, he said, is key to personal success. He urged the graduating class to continue striving for greater academic achievements.
He lauded SPL for its efforts to facilitate the advancement of its employees and expressed his desire to see this initiative continue. He said the Ministry of Education will continue to work with the organization is this regard.