Every year, Dart supports the Cayman Islands Junior Achievement (JA) programme by sponsoring a company and recruiting Dart staff who volunteer and serve as business mentors to the company’s executives and employees (students). This relationship has grown over the years because JA aligns closely with Dart’s Minds Inspired education initiatives and provides students with practical, hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, production, marketing and sales, and financial literacy.

Each summer, students join the Minds Inspired Work-X programme and gain on-the-job, career-shaping experience, working side by side with Dart's professionals. This year, between the beginning of June and the end of August, 15 students participated in the Work-X programme despite the issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minds Inspired was recently invited to visit Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) camp, organised by the Cayman Islands Family Resource Centre, to lead campers in a STEM-themed activity.

The five-day camp, supports young children through activities that teach how to handle emotions, how to make better choices and problem solving skills. Different community organisations volunteered to lead a thought provoking activity that also demonstrated how learning can be fun.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis on an unprecedented scale. At Dart, our collective priority is protecting the health and safety of our people and our community, while continuing daily business operations as best as we can. 

As the virus continues to have a local impact, Dart is closely monitoring advice and guidelines from the Cayman Islands Government and international health authorities and guiding all its programmes, including Minds Inspired, on how to continue.

Girls and boys, start your robots.

Those may not be the exact words used to start the Cayman Islands regional qualifier for the 2020 International SeaPerch Challenge on 7 March at the Camana Bay Aquatic Centre, but girls and boys will indeed start their remotely operated vehicles — often referred to simply as "ROVs" — before putting them to the test on the bottom of the pool. Viewing the competition is free of charge and open to the public.

Nine teams from seven of Grand Cayman’s local high schools gathered at the Camana Bay Arts & Recreation Centre on 1 February for ‘SKYSTONE’, the 2020 Minds Inspired Robotics’ FIRST Technical Challenge. The students were asked to imagine the cities of the future and design a robot capable of overcoming obstacles that stand in the path to build a superstructure.