NWDA on hunt for potential interns

| 29/07/2016 | 0 Comments
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NWDA office in George Town

(CNS): The National Workplace Development Agency is looking for people to join in its National Internship Programme. The NWDA said this initiative provides opportunities for unemployed young adults to get practical experience and develop their skills. Launched in 2014, the programme has had a number of successful partnerships with various companies in the community and the NWDA currently has several positions waiting to be filled in the restaurant, tourism and media sectors.

Individuals interested in becoming an intern must be Caymanians who are registered with the NWDA, and at least 16 years old. Internships may commence at any point in time and the length of the experience will be determined by the host organisation.

Internships are an excellent way to learn about an industry while acquiring some of the necessary skills and tools to be successful in that field,” explained Dianne Conolly, NWDA Manager of Training and Development. “Interns build relationships with their employers which can lead to future positions and networking opportunities that strengthen their careers.  Studies have shown that people who
participate in internships are typically more engaged in their learning, and develop a better work ethic and more skills and abilities.  There really is no downside to doing an internship, and there are companies who are ready to offer them to enthusiastic, hardworking Caymanians.”

Employment Minister Tara Rivers said the programme was an example of a successful public-private partnership brining young, promising talent and local businesses together to build the country’s workforce.

Internship programmes are an inexpensive way for employers to evaluate, train and recruit potential employees while interns bring current technology and ideas from the classroom into the workplace
which increases a company’s intellectual capital,” she said. “This initiative benefits all stakeholders, and we hope that young Caymanians will take advantage of these opportunities when they arise.”

For more information about the National Internship Programme contact the NWDA’s Training and Development Unit by email at nwda.internship@gov.ky or call 945-3114.

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