(CMR) The Public Works Department (PWD) kicked off its inaugural skills competition among trainees in the Apprenticeship Training Programme last week at its North Sound Road location.
The competition aims to showcase the skills of the students in the program and create awareness about Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Cayman Islands.
Acting Director at the Public Works Department Troy Whorms stated that the skills competition would provide an opportunity for the dedicated trainees to show the skills that they have been developing to shape a better future for themselves.
“Our apprenticeship training program has grown to thirteen programs since its inception in 2006 and we are fully accredited by City and Guilds London Institute. We want our young people to know that we have many options available for them to build careers in a number of areas so they can contribute to the development of our Islands,” he noted.
The skills competition includes electrical installation, carpentry, masonry, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
The PWD has received support from several private sector entities, including Androgroup Limited, Phoenix Group, Arch and Godfrey (Cayman) Limited, and Dart Enterprises Limited.