Government launches skills website

| 07/12/2020 | 18 Comments
Cayman News Service
Skills 4 Life website

(CNS) Government has launched a campaign to promote lifelong learning for Caymanians. It is focused around a website, Skills 4 Life, which is designed to showcase opportunities for people to learn new skills and improve their chance of getting a job or advancing their careers.

The campaign comes against a backdrop of job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic but looks forward to prepare Caymanians for the changing job market.

Officials said that in addition to the loss of jobs, roles have been redefined and for some people the pandemic has been a wake-up call for a career change. There are also hundreds of high school leavers entering the workforce for the first time under extraordinary conditions that made need more help.

The “4” in Skills 4 Life represents four components of lifelong learning which are set out on the website: retool, upskill, advance and access. Retooling can mean learning a new trade, but people can also choose to upskill their current core competencies by doing a short certificate course or workshop to keep up with the latest developments and trends in their industry.

Professional development courses and degree programmes are also ways to advance a career and embrace lifelong learning, and Skills 4 Life will provide access to resources that offer guidance on topics like writing a resume, making a presentation, and acing an interview, even virtually by video conferencing. Work experience and scholarship opportunities are also set out on the website.

The site will be continually updated to include information from departments and agencies such as as Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), Passport2Success, UCCI, the Business Development Centre (CICBD), the Department of Tourism and the Civil Service College.

“WORC welcomes the opportunity to support the Skills 4 Life campaign as it extends our ability to engage and empower Caymanians to discover their potential through a uniquely creative collaborative approach,” said WORC Employment Services Manager Tania Ebanks.

For more information visit the Skills 4 Life website.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Lesson 1:How to answer the phone.

  2. anon says:

    Is this available to civil servants?.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Skill training should have been integrated into Cayman education system years ago.

  4. Anonymous says:

    teach an honest good work ethic and you won’t have any problems.

    • Richard says:

      You mean laziness and entitlement mindset are not attributes that (private) employers are looking for?

  5. Anonymous says:

    If the non-transparent CICBD is handing out money, it should help all businesses who can train Caymanians for employment. Playing favorites while setup across from the elections office does not look good. The unemployed deserve better.

  6. ELVIS says:

    Someone please tell me what all the hype was about at the beginning of this pandemic then?
    why the govt briefings everyone waited on with held breath. the grim reaper list Alden called his report?
    the measures we all had in place?
    we are now down to this? its a mess i knew we couldn’t hold out till the end. instead we choose to put everyone’s health at risk. way to go .

  7. Anonymous says:

    Huh?

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is a great idea- but interviewing as a course ? Why do some thing half assed- it’s so obvious that no one wants caymanians to actually succeed because education would be taken much more seriously. Young Caymanians don’t wait for some course to learn get out there an get the information yourself- YouTube, follow business ppl on twitter. I know failure is not an option for many of you but use that phone as a educational tool

  9. Anonymous says:

    As a new arrival to this beautiful island. I’d suggest an attitude class also

    Everything government controlled is a disaster, very backwards and inefficient. Who’s responsible for customs? Sack them immediately. Replace the entire office of staff with a pay now button on a website.

    • MICHEAL WEST says:

      reason for this comment? are you sure the delay your experiencing is because of Customs aka CBC OR WORC AKA IMMIGRATION

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