Student takes prize for financial knowledge

| 02/06/2017
CNS Local Life

Jude Scott presents iPad to Sarah Harrison

(CNS Local Life): A year 10 student from St Ignatius Catholic School recently won an iPad Air 2 as a prize for correctly answering a quiz on the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry at the Chamber of Commerce careers expo. Sarah Harrison was the first randomly selected student to answer all the questions on the quiz correctly.

Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, which donated the prize, said the organisation “is always glad to be involved in opportunities to teach Cayman’s young people about the financial services industry and the possibilities for them within it.”

He added, “In speaking with the many young people at the Careers Expo, our focus was on showing them that a career in the financial services industry is not only dynamic and challenging, but that it builds a solid foundation that will benefit their long-term career. Having financial knowledge – whether it’s in capital structure, investment, or beyond – will be of value in virtually any role in any sector or industry.”

Harrison said she was grateful to Cayman Finance for the prize and thanked the organisation “for working with students and giving us these opportunities to learn and be rewarded. I was able to learn a lot of interesting information about financial services that I wasn’t aware of before,” she said.

Scott said it was important young people in Cayman realised the financial services industry offered a wide range of opportunities, positions and environments.

“With hundreds of possible career choices within the realms of banking, insurance, funds, trusts and so on, or the support services such as IT, marketing and human resources, financial services offers a career to suit many different interests, traits and abilities,” he said.

“One of Cayman Finance’s key objectives is opening the minds of young talented Caymanians to the opportunities available for them in the Cayman Islands financial services industry.”

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