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Spotlight on College Prep and More

Members of the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre Advanced Placement Programme group face many challenges, but relish the credits and experience of preparing for tertiary education.

This week (Monday, 23 May) GIS Spotlight reviews a new college preparation programme, hears more about the Streetskill road safety strategy, and goes behind the scenes of a unique multi-agency disaster preparedness exercise.

At the end of Year 11, students head either to the University College of the Cayman Islands or to one of the private high schools to do their 'A' levels. Now, a new offering at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) proposes another option: the Advanced Placement Programme.

Hear how students can earn credits and prepare for colleges in both North America and the United Kingdom.

Next, we hear Streetskill committee members explain why road safety is everyone's responsibility. They focus specifically on the dangers of driving while texting or talking on cell phones, and further note that police officers will be keeping a eye out for offenders.

Our last stop is the National Emergency Operations Centre where Hazard Management Cayman Islands staff and other partners recently managed three emergency exercises at once: Hurricane Stretch, a plane crash, and shuttering government buildings.

See why these activities will always play an important role in helping the Cayman Islands prepare for possible disasters.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

The weekly programme now airs on Cayman27 at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All stories seen in this week's show can also be found on the GIS Marketing and Communications website: www.gis.ky.

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing GISSpotlight@gmail.com.

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For further information contact: Kenisha Morgan