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About ‘Island Jobs: From Classroom to Careers’
The Cayman Current’s Island Jobs mini-documentary series is our first in-depth multimedia enterprise journalism project.
Island Jobs is reported, written and directed by Kayla Young for the Current. The Current’s editor Patrick Brendel is the project’s producer.
The series is currently in the post-production process with Silver Palm Studios. When complete, Island Jobs will comprise five 20-25 minute episodes, as well as a feature-length 90-minute documentary presentation.
The first episode of Island Jobs debuted at the Cayman Documentary Festival on Friday, 18 March.
“This series is the result of months of interviews with young people, educators and employers about the state of the job market and professional training in Cayman. We sought to centre this series around young Caymanians, who face the islands’ highest levels of unemployment,” Young said.
Gallery of images from the production of Island Jobs
Read more about Island Jobs
- Weekly Current, 20 March 2022 (March 22, 2022) - 'Island Jobs' debuts, inspectors' reports on Triple C and First Baptist, free meals extended to public high schools, and more!
- Island Jobs debuts at Cayman Documentary Festival (March 20, 2022) - The first episode of the Cayman Current's documentary series 'Island Jobs' debuted at the Cayman Documentary Festival, in conjunction with 'The Great Disconnect' and a panel discussion on mental health, moderated by Island Jobs director Kayla Young.
- View the new Island Jobs homepage (March 18, 2022) - We have created a new homepage for 'Island Jobs', the Cayman Current's mini-documentary series on TVET and STEM education.
- Weekly Current, 13 March 2022 (March 15, 2022) - Talking about 'Island Jobs', inspectors' reports from John Gray and Cayman Prep, and more!
- First episode of ‘Island Jobs’ series to show at Cayman Documentary Festival (March 9, 2022) - We are thrilled to announce that the first episode of the Cayman Current's series on TVET/STEM education, titled 'Island Jobs', will be shown Friday 18 March during the Cayman Documentary Festival, taking place at the Camana Bay Cinema.
- Cayman Documentary Festival to showcase international and local film (March 8, 2022) - The festival will feature five evenings of documentaries and panel discussions at Camana Bay Cinema, 16-20 March.
- Weekly Current, 6 March 2022 (March 8, 2022) - UCCI's HR audit, AG's update on progress in education, 'sneak preview' of Current's TVET/STEM project, and more!
- EdBeat: Episode 30 (March 6, 2022) - April and Patrick talk about the ongoing HR audit at UCCI, the auditor general's progress report on education recommendations, the preview of our TVET/STEM education documentary, and more!
- Cayman Life TV partners with Current on TVET/STEM mini-documentary (February 10, 2022) - Please join us in welcoming Cayman Life TV as our official media partner on the Cayman Current's mini-documentary series on TVET and STEM education.
- Silver Palm Studios sponsors Current’s TVET/STEM journalism project (January 29, 2022) - We are delighted to announce that Silver Palm Studios has become a sponsor of our mini-documentary series on TVET and STEM education. Thank you!