Mentoring Cayman fosters career paths for students at Educational & Careers Day
On Wednesday, 27 April, 40 high achieving students gathered at the Camana Bay Cinema for the Mentoring Cayman Educational & Careers Day. Here student received presentations from industry professionals who gave insight into their respective fields.
Melissa Comparin, CHRL, MHRM provided students with key foundational tips to navigate employability. Her presentation included goal setting, resume writing and interview skills.
Students were engaged with personal and career testimonies from Philip Liu, Tech Cayman, Dr. Vineetha Binoy from Healthy City Cayman Islands and entrepreneur Bruce Gordon, Zeal Cayman.
Several universities participated in the expo to provide insight into local educational opportunities. Dr. Ben Stading, St. Matthews University, covered veterinary and medicinal degrees, Paul Puckerin, from UCCI and Marilyn Whittaker from ICCI covered a wide range of associates degrees and TVET courses. In addition, Senior lecturer at the Truman Bodden Law School, Michael Bromby, covered the credibility and career progression possible with a local law degree.
CIMA and DOT increased awareness on the roles of the organisations, career opportunities available and the importance of finance and tourism to the Cayman Islands. Michelle Majid and Cynthia Campbell simplified the concept of CIMA to students who were astonished at the impact of the organisation on their lives. “The tourism industry is booming and there are many opportunities out there for young Caymanians who are beginning their careers” said Zorina McCoon.
Mentees were energised by the wide range of information received. Students had the opportunity to network with industry professionals during lunch to get further insight into their desired careers.
Chamber Programmes like Mentoring Cayman would not be possible without generous sponsors such as Cayman Water, Cox Lumber, Knighthead Annuity & Life Assurance, Maples Group, and Rocky’s Diamond Gallery.