Another Successful Year for Mentoring Cayman

Alongside its wealth of job options thanks to the financial services and tourism industries, Cayman also has many other opportunities for young people looking to set out on a successful career path.

Mentoring Cayman

Mentoring Cayaman1: The Female Mentors and Protégés in the 2009 Mentoring Cayman Programme. In total there were 32 pairings.

However, the process can be daunting, but thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, its Mentoring Cayman programme which kicked off in 2002 has evolved into a very promising youth initiative.

A release states that each year, top achieving Year 11 high school students from both the public and private sector are invited to participate in the programme and then carefully matched with executive level mentors.

The Chamber of Commerce was able to successfully pair 57 students with mentors for the 2008/2009 programme which began in November 2008 and culminated with all mentors and mentees being officially recognised for completing the Programme at the closing reception held at Government House by Governor Stuart Jack who serves as patron of the programmme.

This year’s participating mentors came from a variety of industries and backgrounds. Occupations in banking, law, interior design, art, medicine, journalism, insurance, accounting, automotive, marketing, and financial services are but a few that were represented. Mentors from the following companies took part in the Programme:

AIP Limited Grand Cayman Beach Suites

Appleby Health Services Authority

Atlas Insurance Kelly Holdings

BNP Paribas KPMG

Butterfield Krys & Associates

Cable & Wireless Maples Finance

Cayman National Mike’s Ice

CITN Mourant

CML Offshore Recruitment National Gallery

Dart Realty OBM International

Dart Enterprises RBC Trust

DDL Studio Saxon Administration

DE Technology Samson & McGrath

dms Organisation UBS Fund Services

Ernst & Young Vision Marketing

The Furniture Depot Vampt Motors

Greenlight RE Walkers

The Chamber of Commerce extends their gratitude to the talented, experienced and knowledgeable individuals who volunteered their time to be a mentor in this programme as well as the businesses which have shown their support by allowing senior staff to participate in Mentoring Cayman.

‘We thank them for their generosity and community spirit. By looking forward to our youth’s future development, these businesses will surely see the rewards in a new generation of industry leaders. Our young people are the future of not only our country, but also of our core industries,’ said Joanne Diaz-Berry, Chamber programmes and events manager.

‘Business leaders and senior managers of companies are invited to make a wise investment with their time and respond to the challenge of becoming a mentor. The new Programme will begin in September 2009 and interested persons may download an application from www.caymanchamber.ky.�

Companies interested in sponsoring the Mentoring Cayman programmme or anyone seeking more information should contact Mrs. Joanne Diaz-Berry at the Chamber of Commerce on [email protected]

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