Work initiative leads to jobs for 65%

| 18/05/2012

(CNS): A year after they graduated sixty five per cent of the students from the third group of government’s youth training programme are in work and a further 30% of them  are in school officials revealed. On their first year anniversary from the Passport2Success (P2S) programme this month the education and employment ministry said that five of those who are working have been with the same employer for past 12 months. Two are completing the ILEX – Legal Secretarial Course next month, two are working on associate degrees at UCCI; one is pursuing an associate degree at ICCI and another is attending school overseas.

The students have found work with a cross section of employers including LIME, Kirk Freeport, Cayman Islands Airport Authority, Water Authority (Cayman), Al La Kebab, DECCO and the North Sound Golf Club.

Minister for Education, Training extremely “proud and ecstatic at the achievements each” of them had made over the past year. “‘Keep working hard, keep moving forward and always strive for better,’ he told the group which is now part a growing pool of young people who have been assisted by the specialist programme designed to bring down the barriers face by young people seeking employment and then staying in it.

Shannon Seymour, programme coordinator at the Wellness Centre, said the graduates had come such a long way from the people they were when they started Passport2Success.  “We at the Wellness Centre are truly proud of you and continue to wish you all the best as you continue along your journey.”

For more information regarding the P2S 12-week intensive programme as well as application forms, visit www.passport2success.ky.  

 

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