Dart honoured with Commitment to Education Award by Chamber of Commerce

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce recognised Dart’s education and scholarship programmes, Minds Inspired and Dart Scholar, with the Commitment to Education Award at a ceremony this past Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. Dart shared the award with Health City Cayman Islands, in recognition of both businesses’ significant investment in local education and commitment to students.

Now in its second year, the Business Excellence Awards honour the outstanding work conducted by Chamber members for the betterment of the community and the private sector.

The Commitment to Education Award highlights businesses that recognise education as one of the key pillars of the community, and the businesses that work hard to support the students that will, one day, become industry leaders. These businesses not only commit themselves to help students, but also the institutions that are responsible for creating them.

“Our education programmes are designed to inspire Cayman’s youngest and brightest minds and to offer students enrichment opportunities they might not have otherwise had,” says Dart Education Programmes Manager Glenda McTaggert. “We are proud to be recognised by the Chamber, and see the support of youth education as an investment in Cayman’s next generation of business and community leaders.”

The focus on science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as STEM, is rooted in the Dart family’s belief that these subjects are fundamental building blocks for academic success and demonstrates their commitment to investing in Cayman’s future leaders and innovators.

“STEM classes teach more than the subjects being studied; they are a meaningful way for students to learn collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity; skills that are vital for success in today's workplace,” says Mark VanDevelde, CEO of Dart Enterprises.

Another strong supporter of STEM learning is co-winner Health City Cayman Islands. Their Healthcare Explorers Programme provides education opportunities for Caymanian high school and college students preparing for careers in the healthcare field.

“The judges had a very difficult time this year from the quality of the submissions, and in the case of the Commitment to Education award, they could not decide between the two nominees,” said Wil Pineau, CEO of the Chamber.

To learn more about Minds Inspired’s events and programmes, please visit https://mindsinspired.ky/ and https://dartscholar.ky/ for information about Dart Scholar.