The fourth annual Cayman Finance Student Education & Work Experience Programme launched recently with an orientation event for all of the programme’s stakeholders.
Accepted into the 2018 programme are 60 Caymanian students from schools across the Islands, who will benefit from attending and participating in 10 weeks of workshops and one-on-one mentorship sessions. In addition, eligible students will receive work experience placements at Cayman Finance member firms over four weeks during the summer holidays.
“It’s been fantastic to see the support and enthusiasm from our Cayman Finance member firms and their staff,” said Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott.
“We’re building talent for the future,” Mr Scott said. “We see the strength and sustainability of our industry as being able to pathway young, talented Caymanians into the industry by blending local talent with international talent, ensuring success way into the future.”
By taking part in the programme, students will be given insight and exposure into the local financial services industry, while building relationships to create pathways for future career opportunities in the pivotal industry sector.
Barbara Conolly, Councillor for the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands lauded Cayman Finance and its membership for investing in the Islands’ youth. “It gives students knowledge and experience for them to decide what they want to go off and study when they graduate from high school,” Ms Conolly said.
“I would like to thank Cayman Finance for all of the hard work that they have contributed into this programme to make it a success.”
The programme is a public-private partnership between Cayman Finance, The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Financial Services.
28 Cayman Finance member firms, including the Ministry for Financial Services, are involved in the programme this year by providing either mentors, facilitators or work placements.
For more information about Cayman Finance, please visit www.caymanfinance.ky