Government Acknowledges National Administrative Professionals’ Day

On Wednesday April 25, 2018, the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on behalf of the Council of Ministers hosted an interactive information session and expo for civil servants that fall within the job function of administrative support staff in honor of National Administrative Professionals’ day.

Welcoming words were expressed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports, Ms. Jorien Wuite who highlighted the importance of professional/human capital development through focusing on collective skills, knowledge, or other intangible assets of staff. “Today, the Government of Sint Maarten recognizes you, your value to the organization, your hard work and the contributions that you make to enhance the development of a professional governmental organization that has as its purpose to serves our country and its residents as clients to our organization, being it students, businesses, organizations or residents in need for services such as drivers licenses, passports just to name a few of our core activities. We are conscious of your hard work and we therefor take this moment with this event to express our gratitude and say THANK YOU, for every effort, contribution, task and result you accomplished, each day, each week at a time. For those of you that therefor initiated opportunities for further learning to perfect your skills, knowledge or learn a new area or innovative subject I say THANK YOU once more for, ” said Minister Wuite.

Ms. Clara Reyes, Head of the Culture Department, also gave a presentation that incorporated key skills, such as EFT tapping points that can be utilized as a tool to deal with post-Irma stress as professionals in the workplace. Civil servants from several ministries attended the event, some of which were not familiar with each other, which created a perfect opportunity for the last presenter Ms. Ife Badejo, the founder of Experience PWR, to engage with them, in her networking segment.
Throughout the event, attendees were able to win several prizes that were sponsored by Telcell, the Princess Juliana Airport and the Tourism office. Also a part of the event were several booth holders for the information expo which included the Soualiga Toastmasters Club, EH Image Consulting, Experience PWR and the University of St. Martin. The Council of Ministers thanks all sponsors, persons that attended and all individuals and businesses that took the time out to be a part of the event.