Business leaders wanted to guide next generation

| 30/10/2011

(CNS):Local business leaders are being asked to step up and volunteer as mentors in the Chamber of Commerce’s mentoring programme for the upcoming academic year. The programme needs Fifty mentors and people from all industry sectors are encouraged to submit an application to take part in the youth development initiative organized by the Chamber in partnership with government. Launched in 2002,Mentoring Cayman has assisted more than 300 high school students to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

“Few bonds in life are more influential than those between a young person and an adult,” said Wil Pineau, CCE, CEO of the Chamber. “Mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations.”

The goals of the Mentoring Cayman programme are to motivate students to achieve higher results in school, as well as introduce students to potential new career paths. It also encourages students to seek post-secondary education and helps students develop into competent and confident individuals.

The programme aims to develop a positive work ethic and raise awareness of mentoring and involves the volunteer mentors taking their charge on one workplace visit each month for seven months.

The official launch of the programme which is under the patronage of the governor Duncan Taylor CBE, will take place on Thursday, 24 November when students meet their mentors for the first time at the opening reception.The first workplace visit scheduled for December.

Mentoring Cayman applications are available for download at  Companies or persons interested in being part of, donating to, or sponsoring the Mentoring Cayman programmme should contact Leanna Jarvis at the Chamber of Commerce on or call 949 8090 (ext. 121).


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  1. Theo says:

    Patricia x mamba I presume was tere no cash available in your country. How do you sleep at night.

  2. JH says:

    It is clear from the lack of comments to this article that the vast majority of contributors of comments to this site are misinformed, malicious politically driven fanatics who don’t care about this country. there are many of us who have played our part in assisting our youth in many ways and continue to do so. Indeed this is is a wonderful idea that should be supported by locals and immigrants as well as part of your give back to the country who in many cases has given you a home,a better life etc.

    CNS I wish you coul attract more positive than negative comments but that is the nature of the Beast, they divide and conquer us and we don’t like to see another get ahead of the next one, as we lack respect for each other,dont help each other while those who came after laugh us to scorn.

    The day will come I don’t know when, let us hope it is a peaceful event.

    • Patricia X says:

      Thanks to Cayman's state sponsored discrimination and immigration policies many of us have no interest whatsoever in the future of Cayman.  We are only here to save as much cash as possible, send it to another offshore jurisdiction and go back to the civilsed world.  You get the population your laws deserve.

      • Geo says:

        See and then they say we ate prejudiced and we should not want to tell them abou their a…s. Well mr whosoever you are haul your a….CSS and leave us with our country. I am sure you are nobody in your own and thatswhy you need cas to impress. I pity you, no we all pity you. GO