Brac high school hosts career fair

The Faith Hospital booth demonstrates the practice of first aid before students.

Students from Layman E. Scott High School took part in the school’s career fair earlier this month, where representatives from 11 local companies met with the students.

About 120 students, from grades 7-12, participated in the annual careers fair at the school hall. The event served as an opportunity for the students to learn about the different organizations and what they had to offer.

“The careers fair offers all students an opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of career options within the Cayman Islands,” said teacher Devon Bowen.

“We’ve had careers day in various forms previously, but this format with a fair involving exhibitors setting up booths and doing displays, etc., started in March 2013,” he said. “This is our fourth annual careers fair in this format.” Mr. Bowen said the fair had an “overwhelming response.”

The 11 exhibiting organizations at this year’s fair included the National Workforce Development Agency, Scholarship Secretariat, Cayman Brac Beach Resort, Health Services Authority-Faith Hospital, Health City Cayman Islands, District Administration, Cayman Brac Power & Light Company, Department of Tourism, Cayman Islands Airports Authority, Charles Kirkconnell International Airport, University College of the Cayman Islands’ Brac Campus, the UCCI School of Hospitality Studies and the Careers Advisory Service.

“We hope,” said Mr. Bowen, “that in doing [this fair], students will be supported and guided in making wise choices in their subjects, and identify the links between the subjects they study and their ultimate career goals.”