Young Caymanian Rita Ebanks is
realising her dream, thanks to a Government scholarship and co-sponsorship from
Evolving Island and Steppingstones Recruitment Ltd.
Rita left Cayman in January to
attend New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island to begin studies
toward her bachelor’s degree in architectural building, engineering and
In 2009 Rita had the opportunity to
work with the firm Kariba, learning about architecture and design from experts
in the industry.
“They offered me a great opportunity to gain
real experience in the industry and have involved me in a range of projects
which has brought my study to life.” said Rita.
“We were very impressed with Rita,
who initially came in to our offices seeking summer work”, said Kariba’s Director. “She was an excellent student so we were keen
to continue working with her. She showed
an eagerness to learn and demonstrated a dedication to developing her skills
and knowledge which is highly commendable in such a young person.”
“It’s been a dream of mine for so
long I can’t remember when I first decided that I wanted to be an architect,”
said Rita. “I studied technical drawing at George Hicks High School and loved
it. When I went to John Gray High, I was able to study technical drawing at a
more advanced level over two years and, in addition, took a building
“I knew then what my goal was,”
said Rita, who then went on to study construction technology at UCCI.