Apply Now for Passport2Success
Applications are now being accepted for the next Passport2Success group, scheduled to begin Monday, 2 May.
A free public-private funded initiative, the programme targets young Caymanians aged 17 - 20 years, who are recent high school graduates and who have not yet found suitable employment.
Wellness Centre Director and Programme Facilitator Shannon Seymour explained that applicants need neither high school qualifications nor work experience to participate. However, they must be committed, willing to attend every day, and have a desire to improve their skills.
Application forms are available online at www.passport2success.ky/apply.html or from The Wellness Centre located in Unit D5 at Cayman Business Park on Thomas Russell Way.
Completed online forms may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or be printed and mailed to: Passport2Success, The Wellness Centre, P.O. Box 10462, Grand Cayman, KY1-1004, Cayman Islands.
Spaces are limited so applicants are urged to submit forms well in advance of the 7 April deadline.
The Passport2Success Programme is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment, CML Offshore Recruitment, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd. and LIME Communications.
How Passport2Success works
Passport2Success is a twelve-week Ministry of Education initiative that provides training to help young Caymanians succeed in the workplace.
Participants are given passports, to which stamps are added as they successfully complete programme- and personal goals. Each stamp tells a potential employer that the holder is skilled in a particular area. The more stamps collected, the more employable the individual becomes.
Throughout the programme each participant is required to:
- attend classes each day of the twelve-week programme;
- participate in all activities to the best of their ability, including daily lessons, group projects and community industry site visits;
- participate in a two-week job placement with organisations in which business relates to participants' chosen areas of interest; and
- engage in a week-long community-service project.
Candidates earn a weekly stipend. However, it is not guaranteed and must be earned by meeting certain programme criteria.
Passport2Success emphasises adult literacy, adopts a practical hands-on approach and uses adult-based group learning instruction methods. Participants may also customise the programme to suit their areas of interest, but must participate in group activities.
For further information contact: Kenisha Morgan