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WORC Training Programmes

At the COVID-19 Update press conference today, Friday, 19 June 2020, WORC National Training and Development Manager, Ms Diane Conolly highlighted WORC training programmes underway for unemployed Caymanians.

The details as provided by Ms Conolly are as given below.

Ready2Work KY Programme

  1. Overall goal of the programme (tied to a Government Strategic Goal)

    Broad Outcome: Achieving Full Employment – Jobs for All Caymanians

    Action Item: Extend the Ready2Work.Ky programme to support unemployed Caymanians into long-term employment;

  2. Few (2-3) objectives of the programme

    1. a. Ready2Work KY is a pathway to employment and a public/private initiative that supports employers as they make best efforts to employ Caymanians and support unemployed Caymanians as they seek to access employment.
    2. Addresses both the direct and indirect barriers to employment through support services for job seekers as they seek to access and maintain employment.
    3. Provides training and development opportunities for those who require tooling and upskilling, the development of employability skills and soft skills training in access and maintain long-term employment.

  3. Intended target group

    1. Caymanians (17 years of age and older)

  4. Start date of programme

    1. Applications now being accepted. Applicants are required to register with WORC JobsCayman
    2. Training sessions to start 27 July 2020

  5. Duration of programme for an individual

    1. 2 weeks Employability 101 training followed by
    2. 6 months placement with a business

  6. Number of programme participants who have inquired and signed up to-date

    1. Inquired: 130 (Since Friday 12th)
    2. b. Signed up: 20 have submitted applications

  7. Number of employers who have expressed interest in participating to-date

    1. 10 Businesses

  8. How employers can participate

    1. Contact ready2work@gov.ky for Expression of Interest Form and additional information.
    2. Must be a position that has long term employment opportunity

  9. Types of jobs enrollees have thus far expressed an interest

    1. Accounting (3)
    2. Administration (8)
    3. Air transportation – airport
    4. Architecture
    5. Banking (2)
    6. Clerical
    7. Construction
    8. Customer Service
    9. Data Entry/Filing (2)
    10. Driver
    11. HR
    12. Receptionist / Secretarial (3 /2)
    13. Sales (2)
    14. Utilities – Water Authority (2)

  10. Contact details for would-be programme participants and employers

    1. Ready2Work@gov.ky; 925-7230

  11. Deadline reminders

    1. Facilitators: Request for Supplier Qualifications – Deadline for submissions: Extended to 26 June 2020.
    2. Invites to Register with the R2WKY Programme and Expression of Interest Forms.

      1. Available to interested Job Seekers on a rolling submissions basis
      2. Available to Employers with an initial deadline of 17 July 2020 for the first round.

    3. Training Sessions Employability 101 (E101) Training Sessions Scheduled to start: 27 July 2020

      1. Training Calendar will be available online: 13 July 2020

  12. PASSPORT2SUCCESS

    Overall goal of the programme (tied to a Government Strategic Goal)

    Broad Outcome: Achieving Full Employment – Jobs for All Caymanians

    Action Items:

    • Work with the private sector to increase the opportunities for work based training programmes for the under 25s including apprenticeships;

  13. Few (2-3) objectives of the programme

    1. Increasing employment skills for Caymanians, while addressing barriers to employment such as attitude and behavior
    2. Develop work place readiness skills and address psycho-social-emotional issues.
    3. Engage in employment seeking activities, such as job shadowing, internships and apprenticeships.

  14. Intended target group: Caymanians

    1. Single Parents
    2. 15-17 Year Summer Programme – for recent graduates
    3. 17 – 24 years old
    4. Special Needs

  15. Start date of programme

    1. Cohort#31 starts on June 22, 2020 via Zoom.
    2. 20 Participants accepted
    3. Cohort #32  for 15-17 year old- deadline for application 24 July 2020 – Starts October 5th

  16. Duration of programme for an individual

    1. Summer and Special Needs – 8 weeks
    2. Single Parents/ 17-24 – 16 weeks

  17. Number of programme participants who have inquired and signed up to-date

    1. 21 persons have signed up and registered with Jobs Cayman

  18. Number of employers who have expressed interest in participating to-date

    1. Signed up/ consistent supporters: 6
    2. We invite employers wishing to partner to contact us

  19. How employers can participate

    1. Contact: worc.training@gov.ky or call 925-5827

  20. Types of jobs enrollees have thus far expressed an interest

    1. Hospitality (6)
    2. Restaurant (2)
    3. Administration (11)
    4. Finance/ Banking (3)
    5. IT (7)
    6. Childcare (3)
    7. Media & Marketing (3)
    8. Sales (3)

  21. Contact details for would-be programme participants and employers

    1. Contact: worc.training@gov.ky or call 925-5827

  22. Deadline reminders

    1. Cohort #32  for 15-17 year old- deadline for application 24 July 2020

  23. OTHER TRAINING

    Overall goal of the programme (tied to a Government Strategic Goal)

    Broad Outcome: Achieving Full Employment – Jobs for All Caymanians

    Action Items:

    • Support workplace training and lifelong learning to ensure skills development keeps pace with technological and other developments;

  24. Few (2-3) objectives of the programme

    1. Inspire Cayman

      1. Provides financial literacy combined with the core skills for those seeking employment in the trades includes recognized industry certification.

    2. Marriott (future) – Front Office Certification

      1. Provides industry specific training for Caymanians seeking employment within the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

    3. Computer Training – partnered with IMPT

      1. Provides computer skills training includes basic keyboarding, to more advanced Word, Excel and Email.

    4. CEC – Cayman Code Academy (future)

      1. Provides training to those interested in software development, coding and web development.

    5. UCCI – TVET Programmes (future)

      1. In partnership with UCCI provide Caymanians access to TVET programmes and certification.

    6. ICCI – GED (future)

      1. In partnership with ICCI provide Caymanians who haave not completed high school the opportunity to complete their GED.

    7. WineSchoool 3- Shaker International Bartendering

      1. Intended for those seeking to enter a career within the hospitality industry, with both practical and theoretical knowledge and recognized certification.

  25. Intended target group

    1. Caymanians 17 years of age and older

  26. Start date of programme

    1. Inspire Cayman – Aiming for a July start.
    2. Marriott – Aiming for a July start
    3. All other courses to be confirmed

  27. Number of programme participants who have inquired and signed up to-date

    1. Inspire Cayman – 24 signed up to date.

  28. Types of jobs enrollees have thus far expressed an interest

    1. Construction (1)
    2. Carpentry (2)

  29. 6. Contact details for would-be programme participants and employers Worc.training@gov.ky and 925-7230.

For further information contact: Bina Mani