The Chamber has three committees which will provide any voluntary participants with some life-enriching opportunities. Not only will it provide volunteers with some excellent professional and business skills, it will also benefit the community they belong to in a positive manner. To make a difference, take a look at the committees we are looking to recruit volunteers for, and pick which one feels right for you!
Government Relations Committee This committee meets to develop reviews of governmental legislation that will have affect our membership and community. Chaired by President-Elect Paul Byles, the committee will work closely with the Ministry of Economic Development to assist in the creation of an economic development plan, as well as the establishment of an Economic Development Council. The committee will also work with government to introduce performance benchmarks for work permit and planning processes.
Membership Services & Community Development Committee Vice-President Chris Kirkconnell chairs this committee which will work on beautification and public safety campaigns, such as the revitalisation of George Town and advocating for increased policing in the community. Other areas of focus for this committee will include the introduction of anti-littering campaigns, the promotion of the Chamber's Environmental Pledge, the establishment of a Neighbourhood Watch Programme in each of the Islands' districts, and the development of our Small Business Centre to support and promote small businesses and entrepreneurs in the community.
Education, Employment & Workforce Development Committee This committee will be chaired by President Kyle Broadhurst and will be tasked with developing strategies to promote educational improvements and workforce development. The committee will meet with the Ministry of Education, Department of Education and key stakeholders within the private sector to understand the needs of the education system, identify the resources that are lacking, and strengthen the partnership between the public and private sector. They will also support existing literacy and numeracy initiatives, identify vocational training programmes, educate students about technical careers and their importance, work with government to expand these vocational training opportunities, and tour the public and private primary schools to find out more about the challenges they face in today's climate.