Business students practice skills on local firms

| 18/03/2016 | 1 Comment
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Small business owners and students taking part in the programme

(CNS): A number of small-business owners are getting free consultations from business students at the University College of the Cayman Islands as they try out the lessons learned in the classroom in the real world. Now in its eighth year, the programme is a joint initiative between UCCI and the Ministry of Commerce. During the eight-week consultancy, the business owners are matched with students who are studying on the upper-level Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management course.

The business ‘guinea pigs’, who are members of the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA), are Nina Squires (Beach Bubbles Cayman), Dawn McLean-Sawney (Arbutus Galley), and Omar Chambers (Link International Group Ltd).

Cayman National Bank (CNB) is sponsoring the programme, which started 23 February, by covering expenses incurred by the students as part of their consultancy.

UCCI senior lecturer Annette Murphy is guiding the student consultancy teams. Assessments by Ministry and UCCI programme facilitators on the quality of the students’ consultations will be considered as part of students’ final course grades


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Category: Education & Training, Local Business, Small Business

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I applaud UCCI/Ministry of Commerce and Cayman National and CISBA in working on this together. Small Businesses in Cayman often need this kind of help.

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