CIFEC career fair highlights internships

| 18/09/2018
CNS Local Life

Student speaks to potential employer at 2017 fair

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) will be holding a career fair Friday, 21 September. At the event, Year 12 students will be able to connect with employers offering internship opportunities for this school term. These unpaid positions would run from October 2018 to mid-April 2019.

Students are encouraged to attend “with their resume, an excellent attitude, and willingness to impress a range of employers”, stated a Ministry of Education press release. The fields being represented cover aviation, banking, law, hospitality, beauty therapy, construction, childcare, education, healthcare, media, the arts and information technology.

“The internship experience is intended to prepare our young people for the world of work, where they can enhance their work ethic, improve their competencies and make an excellent contribution to their place of work,” said Minister for Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly. “For many students, an internship is a stepping stone to additional opportunities within the same organization, including full-time employment.”

The aim for students attending the event is to be shortlisted for an interview with their preferred employer, the release said. The internship would require the student to attend work two days a week, which includes mentoring, monitoring, and evaluation on a regular basis.

While not all employers who attend the fair offer internship positions, most are there to connect and represent, the release said, providing information and advice about their company and the internship opportunities available.

For more information call 926-1665 or email CIFEC

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