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Cadets Earn Diplomas

Cadets recently received Business and Technology Education Council Training.

Having earned Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) first diplomas in public service, 20 Cadet Corps members recently received their diplomas from Portfolio of the Civil Service Chief Officer Mary Rodrigues.

The group included sixteen cadets from Grand Cayman and four from Cayman Brac.

An international qualification equivalent to four GCSEs, BTEC is administered through the UK Cadet Vocational Qualification Office.

Congratulating the youngsters, Mrs Rodrigues noted that by mixing theory and practical elements such as leadership, teamwork, communications, problem-solving and fitness training, the course had offered them many positive benefits.

She urged the cadets to use their studies as a stepping stone in the long journey of life and as an investment in their continued development.

Acting Corps Commandant Lt. Colonel Bobeth O'Garro also congratulated the cadets on their hard work. Noting the BTEC's increasing popularity, she said, "The program has grown over the years, from only five cadets at the first sitting to at least 16 each time."

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