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.