About 60 people attended an employment workshop hosted by West Bay Police and the Department of Employment Services at John A Cumber Primary School last Saturday.
Five of those who attended were awarded sponsorships to complete short courses at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
The workshop, facilitated by Employment Relations Outreach Coordinator Jean Solomon, gave participants information on all areas of the job-seeking and application process including how to construct a resume; writing a cover letter; completing application forms; the interview; and proper attire.
‘Higher levels of employment often lead to a reduction in criminal activity so it is in the police’s interest to encourage members of the community, especially young people, to prepare themselves for the job opportunities available to them,’ Royal Cayman Islands Police Chief Inspector Angelique Howell said.
During the workshop, participants were able to register with the DER and complete application forms for two employers who attended in the hope of filling vacancies.
The sponsorships awarded were for courses in UCCI’s Continuing Education & Professional Development programme. Additionally, everyone who attended was given a certificate of participation.