‘Career camp’ offers behaviour lessons

| 16/07/2010

(CNS): Teenagers were given the opportunity this week to help prepare them for their future vocations, thanks in part to the support of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise. Youth Vocational Camp, also known as "Career Camp", presented at the University College of the Cayman Islands, is focussed not so much on how to get a job but on how to behave in the working world. The campers were exposed to four distinct sections of camp: Fashion Design, Multimedia and Broadcasting, Office Procedures and Interviews.

James "Jamo" Myles, the Youth Services Coordinator who is responsible for Career Camp, said that each day they were given a brief presentation from visiting professionals in the teaching, legal, hospitality and human resource management professions, according to a  Rotary release.

The government’s Youth Services Unit ran the camp because the teens are on the verge of choosing subjects for their external examinations, and the sooner young people focus on a career, the better their choices of subjects will be as they make their high school class selections.

Rotary Sunrise President Michael Levitt sums up his club’s determination to help the Youth Services Unit in its efforts. "When I assumed my position as President of Rotary Sunrise, I committed my year to the Youth of the Cayman Islands. By supporting this Career Camp, it is the beginning of how we are assisting with empowering and preparing the youth of these beautiful islands for a future that is full of hope and bright with promise."

The government’s Sizzling Summer Series Camps is for youths from ages 12 to 18. It is part of the Youth Services Unit’s effort to implement the National Youth Policy through the empowerment of young people.

The career camp is going on this week at UCCI in the G Block, next to the Library building. Teens can still sign up for next week’s Wellness Camp for a fee of $50. Interested people can call Jamo Myles at 943-1127 or 927-3372.

Photo by J.D. Mosley-Matchett: (left to right) Rotary Sunrise President Michael Levitt, James Myles of the Youth Services Unit, and Sunrise Youth Director Frank Balderamos.

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