Tourism Ministry applauds vocational training related to water sports Loop Cayman Islands

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Minister Kenneth Bryan

According to the Ministry of Tourism, Minister Kenneth Bryan attended the Inspire Cayman Training Achievement Ceremony on Saturday, March 25, to recognise students who received International Yacht Training and Emergency First Response (EFR) certification.

Regarding the certifications, the Ministry said the programme offered 12 full-time scholarships geared toward unemployed or under-employed Caymanians and 12 part-time scholarships for people already employed in the industry.

Concerning sponsorship by the Tourism Ministry, it said that 19 graduates are recipients of the Water Sports Scholarship provided by the Ministry and Department of Tourism in 2022.

Commenting on the programme, Minister Bryan said:

While we have been working hard to drive visitation to our islands, we were also motivating Caymanians to seek employment in tourism and hospitality, so that they could contribute to, and benefit from, the industry’s success.

He continued:

Having Caymanians trained in boat operation and EFR will help to reduce water related injuries in the industry. And by offering training in this area, we will encourage more Caymanians to enter into the market taking up positions such as lifeguards, boat operators and in other EFR related jobs

(Source: Ministry of Tourism)

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