The following is a message from Cayman Current editor and founder Patrick Brendel:
We are delighted to announce that Dart is the initial sponsor of our planned mini-documentary series on TVET and STEM education.
We are grateful for Dart’s generosity, which has made it possible for us to pursue our first in-depth multimedia enterprise journalism project. Thank you!
“We are pleased to support the Cayman Current’s efforts to shine a spotlight on the value of studying the STEM subjects and on the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training as fundamental investments in our community,” said Pilar Bush, Dart’s Executive Vice President responsible for Community Development.
“Even if a student doesn’t want to be an engineer, accountant or nurse, STEM subjects are fundamental to a good education: they teach valuable skills which can be used in a wide range of jobs; skills such as pattern recognition, logic, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.”
“In today’s economy, access to a wide range of high quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training options is a necessary investment in our human capital to help more Caymanians secure good jobs in the growing local economy,” Bush said.
We are engaged in discussions with other supporters to further enhance the quality and reach of our TVET/STEM project. As sponsorship agreements become official, we’ll provide details on sources of funding.
As a non-profit public service journalism organisation, the Current relies on donations from individuals and groups, and does not sell advertising or offer ‘paid content’.
Sponsors and supporters do not exercise influence over our journalism, which is aimed at furthering our mission to improve education in the Cayman Islands, for the betterment of Cayman’s children and future generations.
We are grateful to all of our donors — and you, the reader — because without your support the Cayman Current simply would not exist.
Patrick Brendel, Founder and Editor