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Finding long term employment

More and more people are finding permanent jobs thanks to the Passport to Success initiative. Facilitators of the programme told Cayman 27 after 19 cohorts it’s clear, finding a job may not be as difficult as keeping a job.

Programme Facilitator Anne-marie Gray  said, “There is definitely an issue with unemployment in our society, and what has been recognised is why there is that kind of rate of unemployment,” said Ms Gray. She added, “It is because people may lack the skills to maintain jobs and so often securing a job can sometime be easy but maintaining it is the challenge.”

Dianne Connolly of the NWDA says the programme has been so successful companies are now lining up to get their hands on graduates.

During an interview with Cayman 27 Ms Connolly said, ” We have seen an increase in businesses being interested in our graduates from this programme. Their reputation precedes then now, in that employers are actually calling us at the NWDA saying do you have any passport to success graduates who may fit certain jobs? Of course we are elated to see that they are looking at us and coming to us for references.”

Nearly 70% of the last group of participants have already found jobs, the next round starts on Monday.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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