June marks Chamber of Commerce Career Awareness Visits

The Chamber of Commerce invites companies interested in gaining greater exposure amongst Cayman’s youth to host a career awareness visit in June.

Career awareness visits begin in June, before the students break for the summer. This beneficial initiative for Cayman’s Year 11 students has enjoyed long standing success and is conducted each year to raise high school students’ awareness about career options in the public and private sector, especially those opportunities that are available through Chamber member organisations. Visits are scheduled to take place on 19, 23, 29 and 30 June.

‘The Chamber’s Career Awareness Visits allow students to learn about the various industries which will assist them with selecting an educational or vocational path that best suits their interests, values and skills,’ said Chamber CEO Wil Pineau.

‘There are many opportunities in the workplace and it is our hope that the visits will enable students to decide on a profession that is of interest to them.’

On a typical Career Awareness Visit day, two groups of 15 – 25 students will visit 3 places of business. During these visits the students are introduced to different company departments through a ‘show-round’ or through activities prepared by the company’s representatives. Through these visits, the students are able to learn more about the career paths that await them after school.

Through the Career Awareness Visits, these young men and women may begin to envision an occupation not previously considered as an exciting new opportunity.

‘For those career paths that students have already identified, it is an opportunity to clarify the necessary requirements giving way to achieving higher levels of academic excellence in order to equip themselves for success and competition in the future,’ said Joanne Diaz-Berry, programmes & events manager.

Companies can benefit from these visits by engaging the type of student that should be applying for a job in the next year or so, or to encourage students to continue their education by attending college or university through their scholarship programme.

For more information about how your company can get involved, please contact Joanne Diaz-Berry, programmes & events manager, on 949 8090 ext 123 or email [email protected]