Tech zone tenant offers to train locals in specialist work

| 14/01/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): A manufacturing company which makes special purpose components for the information and communications technology sector has said it is looking to train two or three local science graduates for jobs at the company. According to a release from Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), Fabrilink SEZC, a tenant in the designated special economic zone, intends to establish an engineering design centre here and is offer opportunities to Caymanians with qualifications in optical systems, troubleshooting and design, and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering or Physics.

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Fabrinet’s HQ in Thailand.

Fabrilink Fabrilink SEZC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fabrinet, has said it will send the successful Caymanian candidates to spend a year training with Fabrinet in Thailand and California before returning to Cayman to take up their posts as Optical/Electrical Engineers. The candidates will receive intensive world-class in-house training, including general skill development, managerial development and professional/technical development, under the tutelage of some of the world’s leading experts in this specialized field.

“These types of technology-focused training and careers being offered by Fabrinet in Cayman exemplify the opportunities Cayman Enterprise City and the Cayman Islands Government envisaged being created for Caymanians at the conception of the Special Economic Zone,” said Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City. “And we are advised by Fabrinet that this is only the first of many planned special projects that have the potential of having a positive impact in the local technology community.”

In the release Tom Mitchell, CEO of Fabrinet, said the exempt company provides advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to customers around the globe.

“While Fabrinet’s headquarters and the bulk of our operations are located in Thailand, the company continues to grow its sales and operations around the world. Our relationship with CEC has been very rewarding, and we believe the addition of new staffing in Cayman will support Fabrinet’s overall growth strategy.”

Fabrinet employs over 7,000 persons globally, including over 600 engineers. Its customers include Lumentum and Oclaro.

To obtain a job description, submit a resume or get further information contact Cayman Enterprise City on


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  1. C'Mon Now! says:

    If they require degrees in Electrical Engineering & Communication Engineering I fear we may be out of luck. Perhaps we have a couple of young Physics majors available.

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