This Friday, eight Junior Achievers will be heading to Canada to attend an international conference.
The 37th annual Canadian National Junior Achievement Conference takes place 11-17 August at John Abbott College in Montreal, Quebec, said a JA press release.
Six Achievers from Cayman Brac and two from Grand Cayman are attending the conference. The Cayman Brac contingent is comprised of: Cordell Gutierrez, Geoffrey Grizzel, Robert Tatum, Karthika Velusamy, Demi McLean, and Nicholas Juman. Racquel Rankin and Renee Prendergast will represent Grand Cayman.
Two chaperones will accompany the group: JA Coordinator Joanne Diaz-Berry and Company Advisor Charles Pulcin.
CANJAC brings Achievers together from around the world every summer. The Cayman Islands students, along with 200 international participants, will gather for the week-long event to learn about business issues from business leaders and tackle real time problems in a team environment.
During the conference emphasis will be placed on the influences of marketing, process and production as well as human resources in business today.
For the Cayman Islands’ Achievers, attendance at CANJAC is a reward for outstanding performance in the high school level 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.
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.