December 7, 2021

Cayman Islands: Enterprise City’s Google/ICCI Selfie Contest winner announced

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befunky-collageStudent with a Simple Smile and Winning Ways Wins!

29th November, George Town, Grand Cayman – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has announced that ICCI student Enyer Rivers is the winner of their CEC/Google/ICCI Selfie Photo Contest. Dr. David Marshall, the charismatic President of ICCI, led a student delegation on a seminar trip to San Francisco earlier this month, including a trip to Google where the photo contest took place. The Google campus tour was made possible through a partnership between CEC and the Internet Marketing Association, and a connection with Google’s General Manager of Global Business Joe DeMike, who personally toured the group through the campus, and shared insights on working at Google and some of their new exciting technologies.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-2-00-47-pmWith a heart-felt smile, 21-year-old Enyer Rivers, showed his gratitude in a selfie taken at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California and won the contest sponsored by Cayman Enterprise City.

The contest called for the students to post selfies with the hashtag #ICCIGOESGOOGLE to share the experience on social media. Enyer’s prize is a bag of goodies including, a gift certificate for Books and Books, a leather bound self-charging station for an iPhone, and other fun items.

My selfie was just honestly simple – I meant my emotions with the smile,” Enyer said. “I made sure I displayed the CEC shirt fully in my selfie as well as the Google sign in the background.”

CEC were so impressed with all the very innovative selfie shots posted by the students, they added a second-place prize. Student, young Kassia Webb was selected as the runner up in the contest with her creative and engaging shot holding a Google water bottle.

I thought the Google experience was just phenomenal – to see the culture of Google and its employees was just amazing. The campus sight as well was just brilliant,” said Enyer, the West Bay native set to graduate from ICCI in February. “What I loved the most was the benefits that Google’s employees get once employed, they make them feel literally at home at work.”

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-2-03-42-pmThe student says winning the selfie contest and getting the prize was a nice surprise, but the real prize was the profound and positive impact he got from the opportunity to watch the inner workings of the tech giant.

It has made me think more of what I want to be in the end. To do something I love just as these “Googlers” – to be dedicated and committed,” he said. “It surely made me realize that I may need to learn more about the upcoming technologies because in the future of my career I will need such knowledge to be a competitive employee/individual.”

We are very proud of our developing partnership with ICCI aimed at supporting and promoting STEM education. Young Caymanians are very aware that there are many very exciting career opportunities in STEM disciplines, including an expanding number and variety of opportunities with the Cayman Enterprise City Special Economic Zone. Through this partnership we hope to assist in connecting Caymanians with their dream jobs” said Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of CEC.

Enyer Rivers concluded:

I believe what CEC has done shows that they care for us local students and seek the best from us to portray a bright future for the Cayman Islands. I would love for them to continue what they are doing with ICCI and bring new and more exciting things that can change careers and change people’s lives”.

About Cayman Enterprise City

Cayman Enterprise City is the Cayman Islands’ award-winning Special Economic Zone, focused on knowledge-based industries, technology companies and specialized services businesses. With a dedicated Government Authority and guaranteed fast-track processes, International companies can quickly and efficiently establish a genuine physical presence in Cayman. Over 180 companies have already set up in the zone where businesses can take advantage of Cayman’s jurisdictional benefits which include zero corporate tax, zero income tax and zero capital gains tax, along with a raft of special zone concessions and incentives. These concessions were designed to attract international companies from five specific high-tech sectors; internet science and technology, media and new-media ventures, commodities and derivatives, and maritime services.

About ICCI

Founded in 1970, the International College of the Cayman Islands the Birthplace of Tertiary Education in the Cayman Islands. The College is institutionally accredited by the U.S. based Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. ICCI is also accredited by the UK-based Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

The International College of the Cayman Islands has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) (U.S.).  

The mission of the International College of the Cayman Islands is to prepare students for career placement and enhancement.

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