Nine students gain professional HR qualifications

Nine students have successfully completed the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development accredited Professional Certificate in Personnel Practice delivered by the University of Portsmouth in Cayman in 2010.

The successful graduates are Michelle De Alvarenga, Sharna Barnes, Bernadette Beckles, Keyreaye Bodden, Andrea Brown, Michelle Ebanks, Leanne Lawton, Tyra Miller and Julie O’Connor-Campbell.

The University of Portsmouth faculty delivered skills development workshops in the areas of recruitment and selection, training and development, pay and rewards, discipline and dismissal, labour law and employment relations.

The graduates undertook two work based assignments, two skills development assignments and an HR related management project.

Trans4M’s Graham Wood, the Cayman-based international adviser for the programmes, said that there are now over 150 graduates from the locally organised University of Portsmouth/CIPD courses, which have significantly contributed to the expansion of HR expertise and effectiveness of HR professionals in the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Wood, who has been instrumental in the delivery of the programmes for over 10 years, noted that many graduates have achieved further success at the University of Portsmouth Masters level and obtained both career progression and Charter Membership of the CIPD.

He also recognised the support by the Cayman Islands Society of HR Professionals, which encourages all those in the HR field and those who supervise or manage others to further their knowledge and skills in people management.

The University of Portsmouth, in conjunction with Trans4M, is delivering the Professional Certificate in HR Practice in Cayman again this month.

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From left, Tyra Miller, Andrea Brown, Kyreaye Bodden, Julie Campbell, Bernadette Beckles, Michelle D’Alvaranga and Leanne Lawton. Missing from the picture are Michelle Ebanks and Sharna Barnes.
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