“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question asked to young adults on the verge of graduating many, many times. The Chamber’s Mentoring Cayman Programme, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands, provides participants with the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with a mentor that has been matched by common interest and career choices.
The Programme is not all work and no play. Aside from work experience, mentors and mentees are treated to a first-class luncheon at one of our area restaurants where a young Caymanian leader gives an inspirational talk, and a closing reception typically held aboard one of our Watersports Operator’s tour boats. Many mentors meet with their mentees outside the established schedule and strong bonds are formed.
We encourage this relationship to further equip the participants with the tools to not only achieve their professional goals but to reach back in order to become a mentor to future students participating in the Mentoring Cayman program.