Chamber gears up for Careers Expo

The Chamber of Commerce is expecting its 2020 Careers Expo at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Friday to attract more than 1,000 students and recent graduates.

The expo, which begins at 10am, is free and open to the public.

Organisers said people in attendance will have a chance to speak with 38 different businesses and organisations, some of which will be presenting scholarship, education, internship and career opportunities.

“The Careers Expo is the largest event of its kind held annually and enables students and the public to meet with leading public and private sector employers and organisations from all industry sectors,” said Chamber CEO Wil Pineau in a press release.

He added, “Exhibitors showcase career, scholarship, training, tertiary education, internship, work experience and employment opportunities. It is an excellent opportunity for students and school leavers to meet directly with exhibitors and to learn what is available under one roof.”

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At the expo, Butterfield Bank will be promoting a $30,000 undergraduate scholarship opportunity as well as its summer internships, while the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa will giving details of its $20,000 undergraduate scholarship. Also, the government’s Workforce

Opportunities and Residency Cayman will be offering assistance with employment skills, and giving information on internships and apprenticeships.

Maples Group will showcase its non-legal scholarship programme for high school and college students over 16 years of age, and Health City Cayman Islands will promote its Healthcare Explorers, ‘Shadow a Doctor’ internships, and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

At the event, the Chamber will be showcasing several of its own programmes, such as its Training Centre courses and workshops, Leadership Cayman, Mentorship Cayman and summer work experience initiatives, while other organisations and businesses will be showcasing their career opportunities and provide information on their specific industries.

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