Chamber names education partners

The second annual Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching takes place on Friday, 20 June at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Twenty-one outstanding educators will be recognised at the black-tie gala, which celebrates the teaching profession.

The supporters of this programme, the Partners in Education, are: Chevrolet, CLICO (Cayman) Ltd, Dart Cayman Islands, Walkers and Cayman Free Press. As Partners in Education, these companies play a significant role in determining the aims and objectives of the programme, the selection process and in the awards ceremony itself.

‘It has been a pleasure working with these companies on this initiative. With the programme only in its second year, the Chamber Council is thrilled with the progress that has been made, in large part by the involvement of businesses involved in the various industry sectors,’ said Chamber President Mr. James Tibbetts.

The Chamber’s Partners in Education are developing a scholarship programme for educators from the donations received from the private sector.

‘The Partners in Education want not only to recognise teachers for their outstanding commitment, but to also use this programme to help our teachers learn new teaching techniques and to grow professionally,’ explained Mr. Tibbetts.

Partners in Education representatives will present awards to the Golden Apple recipients in a televised awards ceremony on 20th June.

‘We at GM and Chevrolet are proud of this partnership that rewards those educators who bring innovative and new lessons to the classroom and therefore make a difference in the lives of the students, parents and schools. The Golden Apple Awards is a great opportunity for Chevrolet to recognize the best teachers and provide support to the schools and the community of the Cayman Islands,’ said Mr. Nicolas Wsevolojskoy, President of General Motors International Sales Ltd.

Communications Manager Ms Susanna Blackburn represented Dart Cayman Islands on the selection committee. ‘Dart is committed to the support of education and youth development in the Cayman Islands, and is proud to be a sponsor of the Golden Apple Awards for a second year. This programme aims not only to recognise the outstanding contributions of a few inspirational individuals but also pays tribute to the entire teaching profession for their hard work and dedication,’ she said.

The Chamber of Commerce invites the public to support Cayman’s educators by attending the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Tickets and tables are available for purchase from the Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Catherine on 949 8090 ext 12

Chamber President Mr. James Tibbetts and CEO Mr. Wil Pineau joined this year’s Partners in Education who are supporting this year’s Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Pictured are: from left, Mr. Pineau; Branch Manager of CLICO (Cayman) Ltd Mrs. Vera Kissoon; Mr. Tibbetts; Dart Communications Manager Ms Susanna Blackburn; Publisher of the Caymanian Compass Mr. Brian Uzzell; Walkers Community Liaison Officer Mrs. Alice Mae Coe. Photos: Submitted

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