GARD Center Graduate Receives Top Honor from Employer

GARD Center-Goddard Catering Group Ackeem Mgr AwardMr. Ackeem Tonge successfully completed an Office Administration Course as part of the Caribbean Youth Empowerment Programme, held in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD Center) in 2009.  After this training, Mr. Tonge chose to continue his education in the field of plumbing and enrolled at Antigua and Barbuda Institute for Continuing Education (ABICE), 2010 – 2011.  Pictured, L – R:  Mr. Ackeem Tonge receiving Manager’s Award, from Mr. Pedro Corbin, General Manager, Goddard Catering Group.
Ackeem started working with Goddard Catering Group (Antigua) Ltd. in June 2011, on a 6 months contract.  After his contract was completed, a position became available and since the company was extremely pleased with Mr. Tonge’s performance, he was offered full time employment.  Ackeem has really demonstrated his desire to get ahead by always trying to learn something new.
His work ethic is admired by the Management of the organization.
In addition to the Manager’s Award, Mr. Tonge also received the award for perfect attendance for the period 2013.
The selection criteria for the Manager’s Award, includes:
(1) Attitude: willing to work with others, team player, willing to assist.
(2) Punctuality and attendance.
(3) Teachable: listen when being corrected, and follow the correct procedures.
(4) Sociable: takes part in extracurricular activities organised by the Company
(5) Functions: knowledgeable of their function and do it with pride.
The GARD Center sincerely congratulates Mr. Ackeem Tonge and encourages him to continue to strive for excellence.