Brac students urged to consider STEM careers

| 14/02/2018
CNS Local Life

Amy Hayward

(CNS Local Life): Year 9 students from Layman E. Scott High School on Cayman Brac recently learned about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and associated career paths from digital marketer Amy Hayward, who works at a firm based in Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) special economic zone. She also encouraged the students to consider future jobs within CEC.

Hayward, a marketing specialist at Meticulosity, travelled to the Brac at the invitation of Enterprise Cayman, an outreach programme designed by CEC and the Cayman Islands Government to connect Caymanians with opportunities within the zone. She spoke about her schooling and job experience, and answered questions.

“The pupils were so engaged, and they asked some really great questions,” she said. “Learning is all about keeping that curiosity alive, so it was great to see their interest sparked in my talk.”

The students discussed opportunities now available and those opening in the near future. They learned that a university degree is not required to learn to code, and that a qualified coder can work from anywhere in the world, including Cayman Brac. Hayward explained that a career in coding can include creative jobs, such as in the video game industry, as well as graphic artists and designers.

“I hope my talk has inspired them to keep in mind my varied career as they go through life,” she said. “I think the most important thing to do is to follow your passions and do what you love. If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life because working becomes fun.”

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