Minds Inspired Academy


Dart wants Cayman’s brightest young minds to join them for Mi Academy’s first Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture Summer Camp. Designed for 13-14 year olds with an interest in engineering and a desire to learn while having fun; this is an in-depth, hands-on, fun filled introduction to marine engineering and naval architecture.

PROGRAMME DETAILS: this unique, week-long opportunity introduces participants to the field of engineering and design. Daily sessions include classroom teaching, hands-on laboratory activities, design-build-test experiences, and a field trip to an engineering related site. The camp’s final afternoon includes a fun competition where students will demonstrate the concepts they have learned. Snacks and lunch will be provided every day. Dart has partnered with the Webb Institute, an undergraduate institution specialising in naval architecture and marine engineering located on the Gold Coast of Long Island to provide this amazing summer experience.

CAREERS IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY: Cayman has a rich maritime history as a boat building, seafaring nation with a history of serving in the merchant marines in times of peace and of conflict. This is aligned with the Webb Institute’s vision to “provide exceptional young men and women with a contemporary and comprehensive undergraduate education focused on naval architecture and marine engineering, thereby preparing them for prominent careers in the marine industry.”

Cayman’s connection to the organised marine industry can trace its origins to 1903 when the port of George Town was established as a British port of registry. Today, Cayman is the most prestigious flag state and world leader in the registration of super yachts. The register also caters to merchant ships, super tankers, container vessels and even submarines.

Cayman Maritime, the parent organisation of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry offers a broad range of career opportunities for our future marine engineers. Surveying and naval architecture takes Cayman’s naval professionals across the globe to many of the world’s most exotic ports of call. The global superyacht market already plays an important role in supporting the Cayman Islands’ economy and superyachts are expected to become a key industry in the future.

After this once-in-a-lifetime experience, students will receive a Dart Mi Academy l Webb Institute certificate of completion.

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Minds Inspired Scholars Photoshoot 2014


In June 2014 the existing Minds Inspired scholars and recently announced 2014 high school scholars gathered at the Discovery Centre in Camana Bay for a chance to meet with their fellow scholars and spend time with Dart Enterprises CEO Mark VanDevelde, VP of Human Resources for Dart Enterprises Juliet Du Feu and Minds Inspired programme manager Glenda McTaggart. For more pictures from this event, check out our Gallery page.

Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge

MIMC_Photo1 Minds Inspired embodies the Dart family’s approach to, and philosophy of, pursuing educational excellence. This commitment to Cayman’s youth was first demonstrated in 2012 with the launch of the Minds Inspired High School Scholarship – today Dart is proud to announce the first Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge which is open to all schools in the Cayman Islands. After the first Mathematics Challenge, Jackie Doak – COO Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd. [2013] said this: “Minds Inspired is an all-encompassing initiative which focuses on making education increasingly accessible to the youth of Cayman. The Mathematics Challenge goes one step further though. It does not stop at accessibility rather it actively promotes and encourages students to become involved in mathematics in a setting other than their classrooms.” “Enhanced skills in mathematics and science allow us all to become better problem solvers, critical thinkers and decision makers, and innovators. Through Minds Inspired, Dart is delighted to encourage our youth to make deliberate choices for their education which include mathematics and science.”

News: Minds Inspired adds Mathematics Challenge.