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My first full-time job at age 18 was as a Sub-Editor and Feature Writer on the Features Desk at the Daily Gleaner Newspaper in Kingston, Jamaica. A short while after, I beganmore...My first full-time job at age 18 was as a Sub-Editor and Feature Writer on the Features Desk at the Daily Gleaner Newspaper in Kingston, Jamaica. A short while after, I began editing the Youth Page (amongst others). With great feeling and passion for young people and what they were not receiving during their educational journey, I initiated and contributed a series of articles - under the name Angela Archer - which was headed Career Guide and featured a different career each week, looking at the required qualifications, where studies could be done, what the work involved and the personal attributes which would be an asset, all this through research and by interviewing someone in that career. For that series of articles I won a national journalism prize - a Gold Seprod Award - which was presented to me by the wife of the then Prime Minister, Mrs. Beverley Manley, during Journalism Week.
After many years and after pursuing career paths in french teaching, information and communications, it seems that life came full circle when in 1997 I started a publishing company with the specific aim of creating materials for young people to help them on their career and educational path. At that time I saw many young people who were still in danger of falling through the cracks due to a lack of career guidance in their school. The story continues to be written and recorded through CHOICES Career & Education Advice, my own company, now in its 17th year of expos, workshops, seminars and publications. Over the years we have affected the lives of thousands of young students in Jamaica and the Caribbean, assisting them in finding the right path for their career, education and life.