The fourth annual Cayman Finance Student Education and Work Experience Program launched with an orientation event for all of the program’s stakeholders.
Sixty Caymanian students from schools across the islands are being accepted into the 2018 program. The organization said the students will benefit from attending and participating in 10 weeks of workshops and one-on-one mentorship sessions.
In addition, eligible students will receive work experience placements at Cayman Finance member firms over four weeks during the summer holidays.
“It’s been fantastic to see the support and enthusiasm from our Cayman Finance member firms and their staff,” said Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott in a press release.
“We’re building talent for the future. We see the strength and sustainability of our industry as being able to pathway young, talented Caymanians into the industry by blending local talent with international talent, ensuring success way into the future.”
By taking part in the program, students will be given insight and exposure to the local financial services industry and build relationships for potential career opportunities.
Barbara Conolly, Ministry of Education councilor, said the program gives students the knowledge and experience to help them decide what they want when they graduate from high school.
The program is a public-private partnership between Cayman Finance, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Financial Services.
Twenty-eight Cayman Finance member firms, including the Ministry for Financial Services, are involved in the program this year by providing either mentors, facilitators or work placements.