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Chamber of Commerce seeks mentors for Mentoring Cayman

Local News 21 Sep, 2023 Follow News

Mentee and mentor share their experiences at the Closing Reception

Mentee and Mentor

Mentee and mentor at the Opening Reception

Mentees and mentor at the Closing Reception

Mentees and Mentors of Mentoring Cayman

The Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to become mentors for Mentoring Cayman. The programme matches high-achieving Year 11 students selected from all of Cayman’s high schools – both public and private – and matches them according to common interests, with established businesspeople, professionals and entrepreneurs from the local community, enabling them to receive guidance with the career pathways they have chosen.

Strong and supportive relationships are steadily built over the six-month duration of the programme, often transforming into long-term friendships which continue long after the official program has finished. Each of the young people are also encouraged to ‘shadow’ their mentor in their work environment, too, so that they get a taste of the working world and an understanding of habits and attitudes that underscore success.

Along with the mentees, who gain enormously from the experience, mentors often find the experience very rewarding and fulfilling as well. Having completed the 2023 programme, many mentors have chosen to become a mentor for a second time when the programme begins again this November. But The Chamber still needs many more volunteers, 25 in all, to ensure the success of the 2024 program.

If you feel you would like to contribute to the success of Cayman’s future leaders by becoming a mentor for Mentorship Cayman, you can find out more about what you need to apply, including a Police Clearance Certificate, and a Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children Certificate, by accessing the Mentoring Cayman on the Cayman Chamber website: https://www.caymanchamber.ky/events-training/signature-programmes/mentoring-cayman/

The filled-in application form can then be submitted via email to mentoring@caymanchamber.ky , or you can contact Swan at swan.sandoval@caymanchamber.ky  for further information.

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