Expo highlights career opportunities

| 20/02/2018
CNS Local Life

Chamber president Paul Byles (right) visits Health Services Authority booth at 2017 expo

(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Careers, Education & Training Expo is expected to bring more than 700 students to UCCI’s Sir Vassel Johnson Hall Friday, 23 February. The expo, which begins at 10am, is also open to members of the general public, and all attendees will have an opportunity to speak with more than 30 businesses and organisations that will be showcasing their scholarship, internship and career opportunities.

“The Careers Expo is one of our most important events, as it is the perfect place for our members to engage with high school and college students and introduce them to the opportunities that are available after graduation,” said chamber president Paul Byles in a press release.

“As illustrated in the chamber’s advocacy agenda and action plan, it is important that the transition from the classroom (to) the workplace is seamless, and the Careers Expo is an excellent way for young Caymanians to be fully aware of their future options.”

The Chamber of Commerce will also have a booth, where staff will be promoting the newly introduced summer work experience programme, which encourages member businesses to hire a high school student to introduce them to the world of work and give them a taste of what their future might hold.

Among the businesses exhibiting is the Water Authority, which will be promoting a $30,000 scholarship opportunity and summer internships. The Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa are also promoting internships within the tourism industry, while Cayman Enterprise City have job placement opportunities within the special economic zone.

Dart will be telling students about their university scholarship programme, as well as current job vacancies.

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Category: Education, High School, Scholarships, Schools, Training

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