Teens focus on career training

Young people and their families are taking advantage of free job and career preparation workshops, which began Monday.

Organised by the National Youth Commission, and supported by a range of private benefactors, the sessions offer fun, informative and beneficial ways to learn practical job-preparation or advancement skills, beginning with résumé-writing and suggestions for job interviews, said a GIS press release.

This first week of workshops is called CareerShop Advanced, which is a new level being offered to older youth. Practical issues will be covered, including time management, dealing with customers and office skills.

CareerShop Advanced caters to students and recent graduates ages 16 to 18. The first sessions was held Monday and Tuesday, will be held again today and Thursday.

It is being help upstairs, Allista Towers in George Town. Cayman National Bank is the major sponsor. Students only need attend one of the two-day sessions.

The other half of the programme, CareerShop, caters to younger teens and will take place during the second half of July. These five-day events is for students ages 12 to 15 years, and will also be held in two sessions, 17-21 July and again 24-30 July.

Similarly, students also only need attend one of each session. In addition to résumé-writing and interview skills, participants in these groups will hear testimonials from successful Caymanian businesspeople. This phase is being sponsored by MJS Plumbing and Kirkconnell Brothers.

Cayman Brac teenagers are encouraged to attend both programmes, and participants will receive reduced airfares, but must make their own accommodation arrangements, the release said.

FYI

To register for CareerShop Advance or Careershop, call 946-6151, or fax 946-6162.

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