Hamilton, Bermuda, October 12, 2017 – Bermuda’s global industry groups are joining forces with middle-school teachers to help boost awareness about the island’s economy and careers in international business.
“Our aim was to ensure students were exposed to information about international business in Bermuda that included an historical perspective, as well as the modern-day realities of IB’s importance to Bermuda’s economy,” said Lisa Marshall, Education Officer for Social Studies.”Once the curriculum content was decided, selected teachers were tasked with creating the lesson plans and lesson activities for their colleagues. I am thankful for the phenomenal job done in creating lessons and activities by social studies teacher Nicole Grant and business studies teacher Dean Foggo,” she said. “Their task was to ensure our students’ exposure at the middle-school level included relevant and easy-to-understand information, both in its content delivery and use of resources. The curriculum was piloted at the M3 year level from March through May this year, and the feedback from students and teachers has been positive. We’re excited with the support from our IB partners and look forward to our continued collaboration with them.”
- An ABIR initiative to raise awareness of myriad job types and related skills students can use to access jobs in global businesses. The project comprises hard-copy and digital card sets available for download, connecting subjects with job fields, for example, literacy and artswith communications and marketing, or information technology (IT) with data science and cyber underwriting
- BMA presentations about the role of the regulator, as well as its currency operations, highlighting how Bermuda money is produced with sophisticated security elements
- BDA materials detailing the evolution of Bermuda’s economy over the centuries and how global business developed on the island in more recent decades.