EY fulfils 5‑year donation to ICCI

ICCI President Byron Coon receives a cheque for $300,000 from Lauren Nelson, EY Area Director of Finance and Operations.

EY Cayman Ltd. announced last week that it had completed its final donation to the International College of the Cayman Islands.

Over the past five years, the firm has donated US$300,000 in $60,000 intervals.

“Fulfilling our financial commitment to the ICCI is an important landmark for EY as we continue our mission of building a better working world,” said Mike Mannisto, EY partner and a member of ICCI’s Board of Trustees.

He added, “Not everyone has access to the quality education required to be successful and for many, education elsewhere can be too costly. Our donation will help ICCI provide quality, yet affordable, education across the Cayman Islands, ultimately shaping the future workforce.”

Founded in 1970, ICCI is the oldest college in the Cayman Islands.

“Providing Caymanians with easy access to knowledge via robust digital education programmes benefits everyone across the entire country. More and more, businesses are seeking new skills and with the accelerated pace of change, the skills required today could be considered obsolete tomorrow,” said ICCI President Byron Coon. “With the donation from EY, we will continue to grow our digital campus to bolster the quality of education provided to the people of Cayman Islands.”

EY’s donation has been used to support the development of critical components of ICCI’s online learning platform, including enhanced degree programmes, classroom upgrades, computer lab enhancements, new interactive technologies and digital resources to aid knowledge sharing and information literacy, online training for new employees and online components for professional development programmes, a press release stated.