Wednesday 22 May, 2019

CIFEC career fair takes aim at ambitious year 12 students

The library of the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) is to host, what promises to be, an exciting career fair on Friday for Year 12 students.

 The career fair aims to connect the final year students with employers; providing the potential for them to land unpaid internship opportunities which will run from October 2018 to mid-April 2019.

If selected, the internship would require the students attend work two days a week, which includes mentoring, monitoring, and evaluation on a regular basis

According to the fair organizers, the purpose of the event is  for students to engage with employers and make a great impression.

“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 Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture, and Land.

 "For many students, an internship is a stepping stone to additional opportunities within the same organization, including full-time employment,” added the minister.

Employers participating in the fair cover a large range of professions including, but not limited to, aviation, banking, law, hospitality, beauty therapy, construction, childcare, education, healthcare, media, the arts and Information Technology (IT).

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