Recently, the Cayman Career Academy was given the honourable designation of being a CIDESCO approved school. This honour comes after 4 years of development in partnership with Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) and CIDESCO to develop a programme that would not only increase awareness and interest in the trade but to also provide Caymanians the opportunity to learn a trade in the Beauty Industry, receive certification and attain higher qualifications in areas not currently being addressed at other local learning institutions.
Cayman Career Academy (CCA) opened in April 2019 offering Two Certificate Courses – Aesthetics and Body Therapy and the Diploma in Beauty Therapy, leading to CIDESCO qualifications. These courses were also offered at a Post-graduate level training with certificates and diplomas in Beauty & Body Therapy.
Cayman Career Academy, who is proud to have had 92% overall pass rate.
Our two CIDESCO Diploma holders in Beauty Therapy are: Monique Connolly and Karoone Johnson. Shantal Williams received her CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy as a Postgraduate (PG).
CIDESO Certificate holders in Body Therapy are: Zyda Rankin, Tashona Bent and Estrella Deleon. Wendy Collins also is the holder of CIDESCO Certificate in Body Therapy, PG.
CIDESCO Certificate holders in Aesthetics are: Ocean Costa, Roseanne Myles and Shanice Bodden.
CCA is the only school in the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean to hold the honour of CIDESCO accreditation, thereby elevating local education offerings for all Caymanians interested in a career in the beauty and spa industry.
Dianne Conolly, Manager National Training and Development shared that “the introduction of local TVET opportunities and training programmes provides an accessible pathway for Caymanians who are seeking to enter or develop themselves further in a trade. WORC is proud to be a key partner with CCA in providing such an opportunity. Today these graduates have made history worldwide and locally as the first Caymanians locally certified with CIDESCO qualifications”.
Ms Jacqueline Tomlinson-Smith the CEO of TFG Group of Companies and Principal of CCA stated, “I am delighted to be the founder of Cayman Career Academy offering the prestigious CIDESCO, The World Standard For Beauty And Spa Therapy, locally. Schools which are accredited by CIDESCO have the highest standards of training, equipment and hygiene. Any Candidate who completes their training at an Accredited CIDESCO School can be assured that they have received an education of excellence unmatched by any other. I therefore commend and acknowledge, Miss Wendy Lynch, our main tutor, on a job well done! I congratulate all our graduates and together, we are all so proud to be making history in the Cayman Islands as pioneers of the first CIDESCO school in the Cayman Islands and Caribbean. A big thank you also goes to WORC for their assistance and commitment to help make this school a reality. To Josephine Wackett, Honorary CIDESCO Member for encouraging us all along the way, Lydia Sarfati, Repechage founder and President of CIDESCO USA, to our External Examiner, Mary Finnegan and of course to the awesome education team at CIDESCO headquarters in Switzerland … thank you all. Together, we did it!”
R-L Back row: Karone Johnson, Shanice Bodden, Monique Connolly, Ocean Costa, Wendy Collins, Roseanne Myles, Shantal Williams, Tashona Bent. R-L Front row: Dianne Conolly, (Manager - National Training & Development Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman, Cayman Islands Government , Wendy Lynch, Main Lecturer CCA, Jacqui Tomlinson- Smith, Principal (CCA), Hannah Taylor (Assisted Lecturer CCA), Paul Puckerin , (TVET Coordinator Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman, Cayman Islands Government)
CIDESCO Beauty Diplomats
CIDESCO Certificate in Aesthetics graduates
CIDESCO Certificate in Body Therapy holders Missing are Zyda Rankin and Estrella DeLeon
Jacqui Smith, Principal, proudly displaying the CIDESCO School Accreditation Certificate for CCA
Check out some amazing testimonials from our students and some words of thanks from Ms Jacqui Smith and Ms Wendy Lynch on the links below: