The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has welcomed 11 student interns as part of its annual career-development opportunities to young Caymanians who look to gain valuable work experience.
The 11 interns are: Janielle Scarlett, Dushun Wilson, Tamiyah Ebanks, Adrian Mackey, Andrew Thomas, Janelle Woods, Elythia Ebanks, Cline Glidden III, Keziah Ebanks, Mickeal Thomas and Candace Charles.
They were placed in various divisions within the Authority. Some of these students were returning interns from CIMA’s programme in the summer of 2015.
Over the last three years, CIMA has permanently hired five students on completion of their studies. As part of its Thomas Jefferson Memorial Scholarship programme for 2016, CIMA also awarded two scholarships this summer. The recipients are Ashleigh Powell and Kessean Mitto.
Powell is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in cyber security at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Powell said: “The dual purpose of my degree will give me the expertise to play a role in the world of business along with information technology as the two continue to combine.” She also expressed much thanks to CIMA for making her dreams come true.
Mitto is currently obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Actuarial Science at Illinois State University. He said he plans to use his degree “to facilitate the assessment and management of risk for financial investments, insurance and reinsurance policies, and any other projects involving a measure of uncertainty.”
CIMA established the scholarship programme in 2007 in memory of the late honourable Thomas Jefferson, former financial secretary and leader of government business.
It is awarded to students pursuing higher levels of education such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a broad range of subjects in the business field.
Patrick Bodden, acting managing director of CIMA, said: “At CIMA, we are firm believers in providing positive and real work experiences for our young people through our career-development and scholarship programmes. We aim to make these opportunities stepping stones to a future career with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.”
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