Stock Exchange donates to Caymanian apprentices

Trainees Aaron Lyn, third from left, and Matthew Bennett, fourth from left, receive a cheque that will pay for their 14-month apprenticeship course. Also pictured, from left, are Denise DeMercado, Lisa Lyn and Desreen Bennett (mothers of the trainees), and Mark DeMercado.

A donation from the board of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange will be paying for a 14-month course for two Caymanian apprentices.

Chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange Anthony Travers and Stock Exchange CEO Marco Archer made the donation to sponsor Superior Auto Apprenticeship Programme trainees Aaron Lyn and Matthew Bennett on Monday.

In a press release from Superior Auto, Travers said the Exchange wished to assist Caymanians participating in the programme, which would enable them to acquire technical skills across a broad range of mechanical requirements, including motor engines, aircraft engines and air-conditioning.

Also in attendance at the presentation were Mark and Denise DeMercado, joint CEOs of Superior Auto and founders of the apprenticeship programme.

Superior Auto opened its new technical training centre on Seymour Road earlier this year.

The centre can accommodate 20 students at a time.

The programme taught at Superior Auto is an internationally recognised one in automotive repair technology and other marketable skills, accredited by the Jamaican German Automotive School and Jamaica’s HEART Trust/National Training Agency.

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