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Education was the area of focus at the Leadership Cayman seminar held on Tuesday, February 18 at the KPMG offices. The seminar, originally scheduled for January 29, was pushed back because of the effects of the earthquake which shook the region on January 28.
The Education seminar began with an early afternoon tour of Hope Academy, a private coeducational institution which caters to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and which provides a full-time academic programme, after-school programme and tutoring, as well as a variety of therapeutic services.
The breakout sessions and panel discussion components of the seminar concentrated mainly on the rapid changes in technology and how this is reshaping the current education models; the successes and challenges (past, present, and future) facing the school system in the Cayman Islands and how stakeholders are addressing the issues; and the extent to which the current education regime is serving the existing and emerging needs of employers in the Cayman Islands.
The breakout sessions and panel discussions were facilitated by Peter Carpenter, Director of the Office of Education Standards; Dr. Stacy R. McAfee, President and CEO of UCCI; and Louise Reed, Development and Client Relationship Manager at Nova Recruitment.
The Education seminar was organised by Leadership Cayman graduate Jeremy Durston and Class members Liat-Leah Segal and Violet Watiri.
KPMG was the seminar sponsor. The Major sponsors for the six-month long Leadership Cayman 2020 programme are Cox Lumber Limited, RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited and Wheaton Precious Metals.