Next week, high school students enrolled at private, and public schools throughout the Cayman Islands will have the opportunity to interact with local and overseas college recruiters as part of College Week activities that will take place through a partnership between the Youth Services Unit (YSU), Cayman Academy and Home Gas Ltd.
As part of the week’s activities, a series of college fairs will be held at Cayman Academy, Clifton Hunter High School and South Sound Community Centre that will target students in year ten onwards.
To close the week’s activities, the YSU and Cayman Academy will then host an information session for parents of prospective students at the Grand Old House on Thursday at 6:00 PM.
Acting Head of the YSU, James Myles outlined the purpose of the fairs. “The fairs are aimed at inspiring young people, some of whom may not have previously thought about college to consider tertiary studies as an option.”
He lamented the number of Caymanian families that are still awaiting their first college graduate twenty years into the new millennium and reaffirmed the YSU’s commitment to the youth.
“The YSU is intent on preparing young Caymanians to become leaders who are looking toward the cutting edge of being top innovators and leading in global change.”
The fairs will involve a mix of local, regional and overseas higher learning institutions. Local institutions will include the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) and the Inspire Cayman Training Centre. Representatives from regional institutions St George’s University (Grenada), University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus (Barbados) and Northern Caribbean University (Jamaica) will also be present to engage with the students in addition to representatives from overseas tertiary institutions New England Institute of Technology (USA), Ontario Tech University (Canada) and The University of Law (UK).
Booths will also be set up by the YSU and the Scholarship Secretariat to provide additional support to students and their families.
For more information on the College Week activities, please visit Cayman Youth on Instagram or Facebook.