Webster’s Tours offers transport

Owner and managing director of
Webster’s Tours Kenrick Webster has once again offered free transportation for
Passport2Success students commuting to the International College of the Cayman
Islands.

The tour operator has proposed a
schedule of centralized pick-ups at locations throughout the Island for as many
of the 25 Passport students who require early morning and late afternoon
transport, easing concerns about the accessibility and on-time arrival.

Mr. Webster said he hoped to
encourage young Caymanians to get involved in the development of both their own
skills and capacities, as well as the Caymanian community.

“We believe the Passport programme
offers young people a valuable and important chance to work for everyone’s
betterment, and if there is something we can do to assist in that, then we
believe it is the right thing to do. What better cause is there than our young
people and our community?” he said.

Mr. Webster himself will take care
of the West Bay, Prospect and George Town pick-ups, while Omni Bus Operator
Ruel Miller will provide service from East End, also free of charge.

Ministry officials said they were
grateful to Mr. Webster for his service and looked forward to the enhanced
success of the Passport programme because of his participation.

“Mr. Webster has generously
arranged transport, free of charge, for the participants who need it. It is
this kind of gesture that contributes to the overall success of any programme
and is sure to make Passport2Success an ongoing and indispensable part of
building our community.

“I would also like to extend our
appreciation to Mr. Miller and Mr. Kelly for joining this initiative,” said
Education Minister Rolston Anglin, who added that the students would take full
advantage of the offer and for their part, will work hard to meet the buses on
time and treat Mr. Webster, Mr. Miller and Mr. Kelly with the utmost respect.

In April of this year Mr. Webster
elected not to collect fees offered by government to bus at least 22 Passport
students in the programmes inaugural intake.

The Ministry of Education, Training
and Employment’s Passport2Success programme is sponsored by the Butterfield
Bank, CML Offshore Recruitment and local telecommunications provider LIME,
offers a selected group of school-leavers and other young people the
opportunity to attend a unique instructional programme, designed to help them
find and retain employment.

The 12 week course, currently in
its second session of four that are scheduled for each year, originated in the
spring at the International College of the Cayman Islands and operates five
days per week between 8.30 and 4pm, combining traditional face-to-face
classroom encounters with real-time exposure to the professional world of work.
The curriculum is designed to improve students’ employability, boosting both
personal and professional skills, providing practical training in job-specific
areas, work experience, exposure to employers and career guidance.

Participants earn a monthly
performance-based stipend, which can be increased through attainment of
particular goals.

Passport2Success is
free, requiring no qualifications or work experience. To apply for a place,
applicatns must submit a registration form, which can be obtained from the
Wellness Centre at [email protected], calling 949-9355, or visiting
www.passport2success.ky.