The Passport2Success program is relocating to the University College of the Cayman Islands, according to a government press release.
Passport2Success, which formerly operated out of the International College of the Cayman Islands, is an education and training program for recent high school graduates who are seeking employment.
Officials said in the release that the move is meant to address the “low numbers of graduates who access higher education and training opportunities.”
“Delivering the program on the campus of the UCCI means that P2S participants can engage in the process of building relationships with college faculty, administrators, advisers and students as they explore opportunities to engage in higher education and technical training,” the release said.
“The University College welcomes the P2S cohort and takes pleasure in sharing our campus facilities with such a deserving group of young Caymanians,” said Roy Bodden, college president.
Dianne Conolly, training and development manager for the National Workforce Development Agency, said, “The opportunity for P2S participants to engage in activities, assemblies, guest lectures, clubs and associations on the UCCI campus will further serve to encourage them to continue on in higher education after graduating from P2S.
“We are also hopeful that the exposure to other college students will serve as a positive experience for P2S participants and that this will provide them with the opportunity to find role models among their contemporaries on campus who are engaged in daytime studies.”
Passport2Success is a joint effort of the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, the National Workforce Development Agency, and the Wellness Centre.