Cayman Academy hosts careers fair

| 23/03/2016
CNS Local Life

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(CNS): For the first time in its 50-year history as a secondary school, Cayman Academy has hosted a careers fair for its students and seniors from other interested schools. All together, 11 organisations took the opportunity to exhibit and offer career advice at the fair, held Monday, 21 March, in the school’s auditorium.

Two government secondary schools sent students, while pupils from the third government high school attended on their own. Exhibitors comprised the Truman Bodden Law School, Health City, the Health Services Authority, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Family Resource Centre, a number of accounting and business firms, and various departments of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and of Cayman Academy.

“The Careers Fair is another milestone for the school, and is another indication of how much Cayman Academy has grown and has evolved as an institution on a par with its counterparts in the Islands,” said Shian O’Connor, president of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He noted that the academy´s predecessor, Edmer Academy, was established in the 1960s.

Principal Dr O´Neil Duncan also spoke to the progress that the school is making in creating a level playing field for all of Cayman´s youth. “We believe this is a step in the right direction and with our CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) programme coming onstream for September 2016, we think this provides the right platform to showcase subject offerings that we have purposely aligned with the needs of the Cayman Islands community,” he said.

He congratulated those involved in the fair. ¨We applaud the efforts of all who contributed to making this fair the tremendous success it was. We hope to make this an annual event,” he said.

The fair was initiated by the Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Alumni Association and organised in partnership with the Adventist Conference, which is ultimately responsible for the school. Both organisations envisaged the fair as a way to increase awareness of the need for educational planning among senior high school students.

“Cayman Academy’s enrolment has been expanding in recent years and we feel it is increasingly important that students are given every encouragement to think seriously about their academic future,” said Patricia Ebanks, president of NCU’s local alumni chapter.

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