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Mentoring Cayman has first workshop

The 2017 Mentoring Cayman Class met for an inaugural educational workshop at the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.

Representatives from all local universities and schools provided insight into the possibilities students have when they graduate on Jan. 3q. The guest speakers included Xenia Goddard (St. Matthew’s University), Allison Anglin (UCCI), Roisin Liddy-Murphy (Truman Bodden Law School of the Cayman Islands), Dr. Aleza Beverly (International College of the Cayman Islands) and Melissa Comparin-Baraud who discussed resume preparation.

The guest speakers addressed a range of different topics, ranging from internship opportunities and scholarships, to the different types of classes available to those looking to further their education.

Chamber CEO, Wil Pineau said: “We wanted to provide these outstanding students with every opportunity possible to ensure their future success, and to receive all the benefits from being a part of the Mentoring Cayman programme.”

Like the educational workshops, the career development session will be facilitated by expert representatives and career guidance professionals.

The Mentoring Cayman Programme was first founded in 2002 in partnership with the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth & Sports.

The programme partners high-achieving students with a business or Government leader, who in turn provides them with support and encouragement for the future. The pairs will meet monthly for workplace visits, with the next visit taking place on Feb. 22.

To find out more about the programme, or to put your name forward as a mentor for the 2018 Class, visit www.caymanchamber.ky.

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