Cayman Academy hosts first careers fair

At Health City´s booth, Richard Parchment discusses medical careers with Clifton Hunter High School students. Seated at left is Health City Marketing Executive Lisa Burke.

Cayman Academy held its first careers fair on March 21, with 11 organizations exhibiting. Students from other schools and members of the public gathered attended the event in the school’s auditorium.

The Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University Alumni Association initiated the fair in partnership with the Cayman Islands Seventh-say Adventist Conference, the fair’s organizer and Cayman Academy’s owner and operator. The event coincided with a visit to Grand Cayman by NCU Admissions Officers.

Patricia Ebanks, president of the local alumni chapter, said, “We feel it is increasingly important that students are given every encouragement to think seriously about their academic future.”

EY´s Yoli McCoy, standing right, with her colleague Dawn McLean, introduces Cayman Academy students to careers in the financial consulting sector.
EY´s Yoli McCoy, standing right, with her colleague Dawn McLean, introduces Cayman Academy students to careers in the financial consulting sector.

According to Shian O’Connor, president of the Adventist Conference, the fair marked another milestone for the Academy and is now an “indication oh how much Cayman Academy has grown and evolved as an institution on par with its counterparts in the Islands.”

The fair was presented to promote awareness for educational planning among high school seniors.

O’Niel Duncan, principal of the Academy, said, “We believe this is a step in the right direction, and … we think this provides the right platform to showcase subject offerings that we have purposely aligned with the needs of the Cayman Islands community.”

Exhibitors included the Truman Bodden Law School, Health City Cayman Islands, Health Services Authority, Department of Children and Family Services, Family Resource Centre, Ernst & Young, Rawlinson & Hunter, and various departments of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Cayman Academy.

“We applaud the efforts of all who contributed to making this fair the tremendous success it was. We hope to make this an annual event,” said Dr. Duncan.

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