The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICCorps) is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. It prepares them for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as Caymanians. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and country. It was established in March 2002.
The main objectives of the CICC are defined in its Charter, Vision and Mission Statement.
The Cayman Island Cadet Corps is a National Voluntary Youth organization. It is sponsored by the Governor’s office and administered by a local Headquarters led by the Commandant. The Cadet Corps was originally operated by the Ministry of Education, with assistance from the RCIP, and provides challenging military style, adventurous and community activities. The Corps is currently under the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture.
The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) aims to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to God the Almighty, the Sovereign, the Cayman Islands and their community, and to develop in them the qualities required of a good citizen.
In order to achieve what has been stated in our Vision, the CICC has laid out the following mission statements.
The CICC will:
a. Provide progressive cadet training, of a challenging and exciting nature, to foster confidence, self-reliance, initiative, responsibility, loyalty, self-respect, alertness, physical and mental endurance and camaraderie.
b. Encourage the development of personal powers of practical leadership and the ability to work successfully as a member of a team.
c. Stimulate cadets using military discipline, skills, achievements and values.
d. Encourage cadets to develop their spiritual and moral values.
e. The CICC will motivate and encourage our cadets to strongly believe that they can follow any career path they desire, however, training in the Corps will be an asset to those considering a career in the Police, Fire and Prison services or the Immigration Department.
“Leading the Way … Who Endures Wins”