The Chamber of Commerce Careers,
Education, Training & Jobs Expo is coming up on 19 and 20 March, and it
looks like there is a lot to look forward to this year.
The Chamber of Commerce places a
high degree of importance on supporting, promoting and protecting is members as
it assists it 750-strong membership to grow and prosper.
Through programmes like Mentoring
Cayman, Leadership Cayman, Career Awareness Visits and the Professional Development
& Training Centre, the Chamber promotes of workforce development,
supporting and protecting the future of local business
Another way is through the Careers,
Education, Training & Jobs Expo.
“We are constantly evaluating the
effectiveness and relevance of our events and programmes. Without feedback from
our membership this would be a much more difficult task,” said Cayman Islands
Chamber of Commerce CEO Wil Pineau.
“When we ask ourselves the value of
a Chamber product it’s our members we look to for the answer.”
The Expo is an ideal opportunity
for local companies, organisations and education facilities to reach out to
Cayman’s student population and those looking for a career change or
advancement. Companies can meet face-to-face with an audience of targeted visitors
interested in furthering their education, training, career advice or seeking
For instance, aspiring accountants
looking to join KPMG can chat with current employees, while the Department of
Environmental Health and the Water Authority consider it a great way of
promoting the different careers in the department to the public. Recruiters
like Steppingstones see the Expo as an opportunity to meet potential candidates
and for sharing information and advice.
The Ritz-Carlton and Butterfield
bank will be showcasing the many and diverse career opportunities they have to
offer, while Island Companies Ltd. finds the Expo is a great place to meet students
interested in working during the annual Christmas rush.
It also is a doorway to education;
Cayman Free Press sees it as a chance to provide career information to try and
stimulate interest in further study in journalism, business and sales
management, graphic design, accounts and commercial printing. The International
College of the Cayman Islands sees it as an ideal venue to promote its
programmes aimed at providing education for career advancement.
On Friday the Expo will be
for schools access only, opening to the general public on Saturday. Both days
run from 10am – 4pm.
There will also be a number of free
workshops on Saturday including ‘Interviewing Skills’, ‘Resume Writing’,
‘Creating a Professional Image’, and
‘Key Steps to Standing Out in a Tightened Job Market’. Parents of students who
may have already attended on the Friday are encouraged to come back with their
children on Saturday and attend some of the workshops but you must register
online at the Chamber website to secure a place.
For further information for
students and companies, contact Kennedy Powery at 949-8090 ext. 124 or visit www.caymanchamber.ky.