Cayman Prep students get career aware

The Chamber of Commerce career awareness visits concluded for 2009 on Tuesday 30 June with 64 Cayman Prep & High School students getting a first-person taste of banking, tourism, law, and broadcasting.

Cayman National afforded half of the students an opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge on the domestic and international financial services that they offer through a detailed presentation and a tour of the Elgin Avenue location.

Human Resources Manager Raquel Eden conveyed their continued support of the programme.

‘Cayman National is once again very proud to be a part of the Chamber’s Career Awareness Month,’ she said.

‘These visits provide students with an up-close look at a day in the life of banking professionals. We expose them to a variety of jobs available from entry level to senior management. Hopefully, the students begin viewing themselves in an occupation and also understand the importance of how education is connected to those careers paths.’

The early afternoon was time for the students to experience the hospitality of the hotel industry with one group visiting the Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa whilst the other group went to the Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort. Managerial introductions at the Westin were an eye opener for the students in terms of possible careers. A grand tour of the Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort was accompanied by a comprehensive discussion. Lunch was made available for both groups courtesy of the two resorts.

For some students interestsed in offshore finance had the chance to visit Walkers law firm. After a brief introduction, students were informed about the requirements set by the organization for job seekers. Selected members of staff took time to discuss their roles and also offered information on their professional journey.

Students interested in the broadcasting industry were able to visit the dms Broadcasting centre for a presentation on programming, promotions and marketing. To top up the visit was a tour of the dms state of the art studio.

‘Dms Broadcasting is proud to partner with the Chamber of Commerce with their career awareness visits for 2009,’ said Phil Vinciullo, dms promotions and marketing manager.

‘Dms takes pride in assisting and developing Caymans youth as they prepare for the future. We endeavor to provide students with insight into media and the Broadcasting business and offer students the ability to ask any questions they may have in relation to broadcasting locally and abroad.’

Businesses or organisations interested in participating in this programme can contact Joanne Diaz-Berry, Chamber programmes & events manager, at [email protected]

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