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Community calls for skilled-trade education

Some community members said there are quite a few gaps to be filled when discussing facilities to teach Caymanians skilled trades.

Whether it’s in the fashion world or becoming an auto mechanic or trying for opportunities in the construction business. People are becoming vocal about the need for more skilled training.

Mechanic Mark Demercado said if skill training becomes a priority, locals would better compete in the job world.

“If our local people was all skill-trained, those people laying the roofs, laying the blocks, laying tiles, fixing the roads, everything around you would be done by locals. train your people to do blue-collar work and you’ll always be working,” Mr. Demercado said.

Cayman 27’s Mario Grey speaks with those who said there are many careers which young people in Cayman are interested in but there is nowhere for them to learn the skills of the trade.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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