Teen Careershop in August

To help prepare young people for careers and a competitive job market, the National Youth Commission will host a free Careershop training programme in August.

The free, two-week summer programme is designed for students aged 13 to 18. It will be held 1 to 12 August, from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, at the Stephen Gared Ebanks Youth Centre (the Agape Family Worship Centre).

‘This workshop is unique in that it will provide guidance and exposure to participants who want to join the workforce and/or pursue further their education,’ NYC Policy Coordinator Clara Smith said in a GIS press release.

She added that Careershop is intended to provide young participants with practical skills. The educational sessions will cover areas such as résumé writing and interviewing.

‘Additionally, young people will visit several employers and learn first-hand about the multitude of careers available in the Cayman Islands. They will also hear inspirational first-hand testimonials from successful Caymanians who will be sharing their career experiences with the teens.’

Sponsors for the programme are the Department of Youth and Sports, Cingular, CUC and MJS Plumbing. Other companies interested in participating in this ground-breaking programme should also contact the Youth Commission.

Careershop is free to all youth ages 13-18 years, but due to limited spaces, participants should reserve a place in advance by calling the National Youth Commission at 946-6151. Reservations deadline is Thursday, 28 July.