Students and Professionals Flock to Careers, Education & Training Expo 2023
Hundreds of students and residents received information about the career, scholarship, internship and education opportunities that exist in today’s workforce at this year’s Chamber Careers Expo which took place on Friday, 17 March at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI).
Chamber President Nelson Dilbert said, “Preparing students for the ever-changing world of work is a role that the Chamber and its members take very seriously. In fact, for more than 26 years, the Chamber has organised an annual event to showcase the opportunities that exist as regards careers, tertiary education, scholarships, training, and employment. Member businesses and associations, along with the support of the different Ministries of Education and Employment have supported our efforts, making this event one of the highlights on the public and private schools and business calendars.”
Mr. Dilbert thanked major sponsors WORC, EY Cayman, Health City Cayman Islands, CUC, Cayman Islands Development Bank, Nova Recruitment, Health Services Authority, Cayman Islands Airport Authority, and the UCCI. He also thanked industry associations including the Cayman International Reinsurance Association, and the Insurance Managers of Cayman for participating. Reception Sponsors included the Department of Public Safety Communications, Rawlinson & Hunter, the Department of Tourism, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Mr. Joel Francis, Acting Deputy Chief Officer in the Ministry of Education pledged support for the Expo on behalf of Minister the Hon. Julianna O’Connor-Connolly. “I commend the Chamber of Commerce for its insistent efforts to deliver programmes aimed at developing our nation’s capital,” he said.
“These efforts demonstrate your awareness of the importance of development if we are to progress as a nation, and further underscore the importance of public/private partnerships as a means of preparing our young people for the world of life ahead. To the 37 exhibitors here today, thank you, thank you for your commitment to the Cayman Islands’ growth and development. I encourage every student to engage with business representatives here today and learn as much as possible and use the valuable information to guide your career decisions.”
Among the exhibiting business, WORC offered various scholarships to Caymanians, and those married to Caymanians. EY Cayman were promoting their CI$30K scholarship for students working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degrees in accounting, finance, computer science actuarial science, mathematics, data analytics and law. Health City Cayman Islands were providing need-based grants up to a maximum of $5K to university students studying medicine, or allied subjects.
CUC offered jobs opportunities as well as scholarships for A-level and post-secondary education for those who are studying full-time. Nova Recruitment offered various work positions and scholarships for CI$30K to Caymanian students. Deloitte offered a summer internship and a $30K Scholarship for up to 5 years, for degrees in accounting or any other relevant finance degree, Mourant were offering job placements, and The Special Economic Zone were offering internships as well as full- employment opportunities.