Achievers head to Canada

Eight Junior Achievers are heading to Ottawa, Canada today to attend the 36th annual Canadian National Junior Achievement Conference at Carleton University.

The week-long conference runs from 19- 25 August, said a JA press release.

There are four Achievers from Cayman Brac and for from Grand Cayman attending the conference. The Cayman Brac contingent is comprised of Cordell Gutierrez, Geoffrey Grizzel, Nickolas DaCosta and Staci Scott. Those representing Grand Cayman are Andrea Forbes, Camille Bodden, Joel Rombough and Kimberly Solomon.

Their chaperones for the event are Joanne Diaz-Berry (JA Coordinator) and Denby Groves (Rotarian and JA Board Member).

The delegates JA Companies and their sponsors are: ‘Bowlz R Us’ by Caribbean Publishing, ‘Exotic Designs’ by Deloitte, ‘Fross Fashion’ by KPMG, and ‘CONCHerors’ sponsored by a consortium of Brac organizations.

CANJAC brings Achievers together from around the world every summer. The Cayman Islands students along with 200 international participants from 10 countries will gather for one week of attending workshops, meetings, tours and making great friends.

For the Cayman Islands Achievers, attendance at CANJAC is a reward for outstanding performance in the high school level programme, The Company Programme.

All expenses for the eight achievers and the two chaperones are paid for by Junior Achievement Cayman Islands, whose major financial supporters are Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central and the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.

CANJAC provides a forum for achievers to learn about business issues from business leaders and tackle real time problems in a team environment, the release said. Outstanding performance is rewarded and recognized while participants are encouraged to pursue even greater future accomplisments.

This year’s theme at CANJAC is Fulfilling the Vision, and will help provide a sense of focus during the week with emphasis placed on the influences of marketing, process and production and human resources in business today.


Individuals or organisations interested in becoming involved with or sponsoring the efforts of the Junior Achievement programme may contact Joanne Diaz-Berry at [email protected] or by phone 949-4306.

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