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ICCI Gives Completion Certificates to SHRM Students

Local News 02 Dec, 2022 Follow News

Seated (L-R) Dean and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Aleza Beverly, IT Specialist and Instructor Mr. Christopher Balraj and ICCI Trustee and Course Facilitator Mrs. Colleen Williams. Standing (L-R) ICCI Registrar Ms. Melisa Hamilton, Ms. Rebecca Jordison, Ms. Brittany Miller and Ms. Jennifer Leach-Tippe

The International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI), on Saturday 19 November, presented six students with Certificates of Achievement at the conclusion of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Certification Exam Review Course, signed by SHRM President, Johnny C. Taylor.  Current students now have the choice of taking the exam in the U.S.A, or in the comfort of their own home, or in an alternate approved location by Prometric, the testing agency affiliated with SHRM. 

ICCI’s Registrar Ms. Melisa Hamilton took the course and said that she found it extremely beneficial. “It requires students to put in three times the amount of time on our own at home between each of the Saturday classes to truly learn all that is discussed in each class. I certainly believe it would be much more difficult to sit the exam without having the benefit of the in-class discussions, reading the text, and monitoring my progress with each class.”

HR and Office Manager at Massive Equipment Rentals & Sales, Ms Jennifer Leach-Tippetts, said textbooks were extremely beneficial to studies between classes and encourages future students to order the text a few weeks before the course starts to have it for day one. She said: “The SHRM online learning resource center was awesome!”

Ms Brittany Miller, Human Resources Officer for the Ministry of Employment, Border Control and Labour, was also pleased with the course and said, “I encourage other HR professionals to take the course to help them prepare to sit the exam. I am very pleased with the course work and could not have done it without the prep course. Now, I feel ready and I’m looking forward to sitting the exam.”

Ms. Rebecca Jordison, Administrative and Financial Manager for the Department of Environment, said “Taking the prep course has helped me to stay focused. The structure is important to have, to help us stay on tract.” She believes without the prep course she might not do as well in the exam.

ICCI Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Aleza Beverly presented students with their certificates at the ICC campus at McLaughlin Hall, in Newlands, while Trustee and Course Leader and Facilitator, Mrs. Colleen Williams prepared to coordinate the final review class with the group, which is the fourth cohort held in the Cayman Islands, with a 75% pass rate currently. ICCI IT Specialist Mr. Chris Balraj was on hand to set up zoom links for Co-Facilitator and former CISHRP President, Ray Swartz, who recently relocated overseas from Grand Cayman and for any students who were unable to make the class in person.

ICCI is recognized by SHRM to offer the SHRM Certification Review and Preparation Course for the SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) or the SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional).  Courses that are taught by experience practitioners and Cayman based SHRM Certified Human Resources Professionals.

Contact ICCI Director of Admissions, Marilyn Whittaker on 640-8110 to learn more about the upcoming 2023 cohort, which will be the fifth group to be offered this great review opportunity or email shrmready@icci.edu.ky or apply online at www.icci.edu.ky/shrm/ .

ICCI also offers the Master of Science degree in Management with a Human Resources Concentration. Interested students should sign up online at www.icci.edu.ky/management-human-resources-concentration/. All master’s degree programs are offered in person and online making it convenient for students to take more than one course at a time. Because ICCI offers four Quarters per year, some students finish their Master’s degree in as little as 18 months. Applications for the 2023 Winter Quarter are being accepted now with classes beginning on Monday- 9 January 2023.

The deadline to register is 7 December 2022.  ICCI will be closed the last two weeks of December for the Christmas Holidays.

For a full review of scholarships available on Island, contact ICCI’s Admissions Office on 640-8110 or Marilyn.whittaker@icci.edu.ky

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