Getting into the working world is a big step for the youth especially for some who have never had a job before.
This group of 17 students dedicated 12 weeks out of their lives to learn the ins and outs of entering the professional working environment, soft skills such as confidence and punctuality were taught.
“It’s very important nowadays that our young Caymanians have the foundation needed, and the skills and knowledge in order to access employment opportunities and this programme provides that support and training that they need,” said Dianne Conolly, Manager for Training & Development for National Work Force Development Agency.
“It built me in a way I never thought I could build myself, so in the end I feel very confident and very pleased with myself that I made it through this programme,” said Sean-Luke Dunbar.
The programme has a 60 – 70 percent placement rate, out of this class, 8 have now found full-time employment and the rest are going into further education and the Ready-2-Work programme
You are expected to perform, otherwise you may be asked to leave. Five people out of the original 22 were asked to step out of the programme.