Connect by Nova and Grace Christian Academy Launch New After-School College Prep Club

Connect by Nova and Grace Christian Academy Launch New After-School College Prep Club

Grace Christian Academy’s students receive career advice with the launch of their College Prep Club in partnership with Connect by Nova. 

West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (April 2023) – Connect by Nova, a local provider in career development and work readiness resources, has partnered with Grace Christian Academy to launch a new after-school college prep club for Year 11 students. This new partnership between Connect by Nova and Grace Christian Academy will provide tailored 1-on-1 support for each Year 11 student to help them prepare for university applications and the workforce.  

Grace Christian Academy is the first high school to adopt Connect by Nova’s ‘College Prep Club’ after-school programme, catered to students, ensuring they are ready to enter the world of further education and ultimately enter the workplace.  

The after-school club meets every two weeks, with the students discussing their dream jobs and Connect’s career services team providing bespoke advice on searching for work experience/internships suitable for those roles. In the first group of students, aged 16-18, a diverse list of career interests was identified:    

  • Biomedical Engineering  
  • Cyber Security 
  • Real Estate 
  • Human Resources 
  • Marketing 
  • Pilot 
  • Counsellor/Psychologist 

During Connect by Nova’s College Prep Club, students can access various resources, including college application guides, workshops in resume writing, interview skills, and work ethics/etiquette.   

One-on-one support is provided by Connect by Nova’s experienced Career Services team.  The students receive guidance and feedback on their applications, personal statements, and resumes. Opportunities to suit their career aspirations are selected from Connect by Nova’s extensive knowledge of local scholarships, internships and graduate positions available through their sponsors. 

“We are thrilled to have partnered with Grace Christian Academy and launched this new after-school college prep club,” said Hannah Jackson, Co-Founder of Connect by Nova. “We believe every student deserves the opportunity to succeed, and this club provides them with the resources and support they need to do just that.” 

During the second week of College Prep Club, the students worked on their resumes and, with Connect by Nova’s partners within the private and public sectors, are working to secure three-week internships in the fields discussed by the students and their career counsellors.   

“We are excited to offer our Year 11 students this valuable resource,” said Mrs Elizabeth Connolly, Secondary Teacher at Grace Christian Academy. “We believe that the College Prep Club will help our students succeed in their university applications and future careers. We want to thank Mrs Jackson and Ms McLaughlin for their continuous time and efforts. The support for these sessions was customised based on the needs of each student. It’s been great to witness the students express themselves and become more eager, week by week, to meet with the Connect team!” 

The College Prep Club program runs throughout the 2022/23 Academic year. To learn more about Connect by Nova, become a sponsor or get involved, head to today. 

The career services team at Connect by Nova is committed to supporting students in the Cayman Islands to achieve career success. The core mission at Connect is to deliver high-quality and professional careers, employment, and training advice to the community in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government and private sector corporate sponsors.