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Cayman Career Academy Qualifies 29 New Beauty Professionals for the Job Market

Local News 07 Feb, 2023 Follow News

R-L Katherine Whittaker – Head of Labour Demands, Development & Training (WORC) Dianne Connolly- Manager - National Training & Development, (WORC) Jacqui Tomlinson-Smith- Principal, CCA Hannah Taylor- Lecturer- CCA Kimone Chambers- Programme Coordinator (WORC) Wendy Lynch- Lead Lecturer- CCA

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, Cayman Career Academy (CCA), in partnership with Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), held a successful graduation with twenty-six (26) unique graduates, with three (3) embarking on multiple certifications. The ceremony was held at the Marriott Hotel and was attended by parents, friends, and WORC dignitaries.

The scholarships for this graduating cohort from WORC resulted in Caymanians being prepared for the job market:

• CIDESCO Post-Graduate Diploma in Beauty Therapy – 2 graduates

• CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty and Spa Management – 8 graduates

• CIDESCO Manual Facial Certificates – 8 graduates

• CIDESCO Certificate in Manicure and Pedicure – 6 graduates

• EduQual Award Certification in Body Waxing, Facial Waxing, and Specialized Waxing – 5 graduates

Cayman Career Academy opened its doors in 2019 and, to date, has seen 68 students graduate in the beauty and spa industry. Some graduates work at doctors’ offices, others at spas such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Kimpton Seafire Hotel, Touch of Thai, Get Nailed & More, and others have opened their businesses.

Last year, Cayman Career Academy introduced the UK accreditation, EduQual, allowing them to expand their offerings to include other careers such as Diploma in Massage Therapy, Elderly Care Assistants, etc. With the elderly population growing rapidly, this is a great career opportunity for Caymanians. At the school, fourteen (14) Caymanians are currently doing the Elderly Care Assistant course.

Addressing the graduates, the Principal, Ms. Jacqui Tomlinson-Smith, reminded them that they now have a qualification that makes them well-equipped to fit into the spa and beauty industry job market. “I have enjoyed the journey with

you. Now go forth and shine the CIDESCO way!” She also thanked WORC, especially Ms. Kimone Chambers and Ms.Dianne Conolly, Scholarship Secretariat (Ministry of Education), Fairbanks Prison, private spas who sponsored some of their workers, parents, and spouses of the graduates, CCA amazing lecturers, Ms. Wendy Lynch and Mrs. Hannah Taylor, and her three children, Renee Whorms, Vaughan and Christina Smith, as well as Almighty God for granting them a good year at CCA. “It is my hope that the country will realise that we offer a world-class standard of education right here in the Cayman Islands for anyone desirous of entering the spa and beauty industry, “ Ms.Jacqui told the press.

Ms. Dianne Conolly, Manager, National Training and Development Unit from WORC, congratulated the graduates that their CIDESCO qualification is the highest level of education in the beauty world – something they can use to demand a job in any part of the world.

Cayman Career Academy, located in the Smith Road Plaza, right next to the George Town Hospital, offers full-time and part-time evening classes and payment plans. Anyone interested in their courses can call 936-2228 or email info@caymancareeracademy.ky to set up an appointment.

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