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CML CEO Steve McIntosh (2nd from right) presents Education Minister Rolston Anglin with the signed MOU. Looking on are (from left) VP Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals Ahisha Bodden and Education Ministry Chief Officer Mary Rodrigues.

Published 31st October 2011, 12:40pm

The Ministry of Education, Training & Employment, CML Offshore Recruitment, and the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) recently signed a memorandum of understanding launching a career guidance video series. Targeting young Caymanians, the series will provide information about career opportunities available within our local financial services sector. Other features include constructive advice on securing employment in each category, academic pre-requisites and scholarship opportunities. The different paths that can be taken in the various professions to achieve long-term career goals will also be highlighted. Expressing his thanks and explaining his company's drive to produce the series CML CEO Steve McIntosh said, "CML is delighted to have the support of both the Government and the CISHRP in producing the Career Guidance video series. It's important for young Caymanians to have accurate information on the wide range of career options available to them. We believe this video series is an excellent way to provide high-quality information in an engaging format and through a medium that appeals to young people." "We now have the task of finding private sector sponsors who are willing to work with us in producing videos for their industry sectors -- particularly in the financial industry where we have identified 16 distinct career paths to profile. As such, I ask those with an interest in helping young Caymanians make good career choices to urge their employers to contact us and find out how they can get involved." Interested companies should contact CML on 949-1345. The company guarantees that they will make no profit from these videos. To ensure that each video appeals to its intended audience they will be modern and engaging with computer-animated titles and graphics. Interviews will be conducted with Caymanians at various levels within each profession, including HR professionals, executives, partners and recently qualified trainees and students. The objective is to obtain a holistic view so that young Caymanians can get a full sense of what each occupation offers. Each segment will run for 5 - 15 minutes depending on the subject being captured. "CISHRP is excited to partner with the Ministry and CML TV in producing the career guidance series," CISHRP President Samantha Nehra stated. "Cayman has many career options and we hope the series will raise the profile of other current and future careers both for our residents and visitors." Adding his endorsement Minister for Education, Training & Employment, Hon. Rolston Anglin, JP noted, "I thank CML for leading this project and I have no doubt that this will be a truly beneficial career guidance video series for our youth. "It is extremely important to help our young people select the right career path for them, so they will excel and be happy in their chosen profession. Through such videos, they can make fully informed decisions and get a true sense of what each profession is all about." Once finalised, the videos will be hosted on the public video-sharing website YouTube. CML plans to make them available for viewing until June 2013, after which they plan to refresh the series.