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Cayman Brac students learn about STEM career paths which could lead to future jobs in Cayman’s Spe

13 February 2018, 4:25 PM
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)CEC) - Year 9 students from Layman E. Scott High School located in Cayman Brac recently heard from Amy Hayward, an experienced digital marketer, who spoke to students about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and encouraged participants to peruse future jobs within the Cayman Enterprise City Special Economic Zones (CEC).  
 
Amy Hayward is a digital and inbound marketing professional with an extensive background in public engagement; she is a Senior Inbound Marketing Specialist at Meticulosity, an award-winning digital marketing company which operates from within CEC. Ms. Hayward made the trip to Cayman Brac at the invitation of Enterprise Cayman, an outreach programme designed by CEC and the Cayman Islands Government to connect Caymanians with opportunities within CEC. She spoke at length with young Caymanians about her schooling and job experience and answered their questions. 
 
"The pupils were so engaged, and they asked some really great questions," she said. "Learning is all about keeping that curiosity alive, so it was great to see their interest sparked in my talk."
 
Cayman Brac students discussed opportunities now available and those opening in the near future. They learned that a university degree is not required to learn to code, and that a qualified coder can work from anywhere in the world, including Cayman Brac. Ms. Hayward explained that a career in coding can include creative jobs, in the video game industry for instance, and jobs as graphic artists and designers.
 
"I hope my talk has inspired them to keep in mind my varied career as they go through life," said Ms. Hayward. "I think the most important thing to do is to follow your passions and do what you love. If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life because working becomes fun."
 
The visit to Layman E. Scott High School is part of a wider Enterprise Cayman outreach programme to schools across the Cayman Islands to encourage students to consider creative career paths and expose pupils to a wide variety of career opportunities now available in the Cayman Islands. 
 
"One of the founding principles of Cayman Enterprise City is to help develop new career paths for young Caymanians," said CEO Charlie Kirkconnell CEO. "We are committed to the next generation and it starts with educating our young people about the growing number of career choices they have. As CEC grows and more and more tech jobs become available in the Cayman Islands we want our students to be fully aware of the available opportunities."  
 
For more information about careers within the Cayman Enterprise City Special Economic Zones visit www.jobs.caymanenterprisecity.com. 
 
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