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FAQs

Q:What if there is no detachment at my school, can I still join?

Yes, of course!! There are at least three other detachments that you can be a part of.

Overview

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. In addition, the new BTEC programme caters to those cadets who are more technical than academic in their orientation.

 

The Charter, The Vision Statement and The Mission Statement of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC)

The main objectives of the CICC are defined in its Charter, Vision and Mission Statement.

 

 The CHARTER

The Cayman Island Cadet Corps is a National Voluntary Youth organisation.

It is sponsored by the Governor’s office and administered and originally operated by the Ministry of Education, with assistance from the RCIP, and provides challenging military style, adventurous and community activities. We are currently under the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth Sports and Culture al Affairs.

 

Vision Statement

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.

 

Mission Statement:

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.

 

b. The MOTTO.

“Leading the Way …Who Endures Wins”

 

3. CICCorps Training Programme

The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps training programme is patterned off the UK Army Cadet Force (ACF) (The Cadet Training Manual), with input from other Cadet Corps. It is tailored to meet the needs of high school children in the Cayman Islands, as well as being competitive with regional and international Cadet Corps.

 The core of the training is hinged around the ACF 4-Start progressive training system.  Subjects which are undertaken initially at Basic Training are available at a higher Star level in a more advanced form. The cadet who will normally serve four years in the CICCorps will gain an Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) at each Star level. 

The Syllabus is designed for progression as follows.

  • 3 months     Basic Training (blank star after Passing Out)
  • 9 months     1-Star Training (1-Star level qualified)
  • 12 months    2-Star Training (2-Star level qualified)
  • 18 months    3-Star Training (3-Star level qualified)
  • 6 months      4- Star Training (4-Star level qualified)
  • 6 months       Master Cadet Training (Master Cadet Award qualified)

The Main Subjects Areas are for Infantry (Land), Marine and Band Cadets:

1. Dress & Turnout – Helps to instill dress discipline and paying attention to details.

2. Drill – Produces a cadet who is alert and obedient and provides the basis of teamwork. It is the basis for instilling discipline by allowing cadets to pay attention to details.

3. Field Craft & Adventure – Learning to operate in a harsh environment and be effective. Learning about and protecting the environment. Disaster & Emergency Preparedness and Search and Rescue. Sailing, Kayaking, Diving,  Abseiling, Caving

4. Map & Compass  – Learning to operate anywhere, anytime and navigate around any difficulty. Restoration of Cayman seafarers’ heritage in navigation.

5. First Aid – Helping to save lives in emergencies.

6. Skill At Arms + competition shooting – Learning to work and operate in dangerous environment safely. Rifles will be mainly used for ceremonial drill.

7. Physical Training & sports – Building strength and endurance.

8. Cadet in the Community + Field Trips – Knowing their community and helping to build it.

9. Practical Leadership Training – Learning to control and work with a team from the basic section level.

10. Signal & Technology – Learning effective communications over various mediums using modern technologies.

11. Citizenship – Learning the qualities required for good citizenship. Loyalty to the Cayman Islands and obedience to the rule of law.

12. Music & Band -  Learning to play music for concert setting and marching.

13. Camping – Experience life away from home. Learn how to survive without the every day luxury that we take for granted.

14. BTEC Diploma in Public Service, offered to cadets 16 and older. It is a vocational qualification equivalent to 4 GCSE passes. The BTEC Diploma is evaluated by the Cadet Vocational Qualification Office (CVQO) in the UK.

 

In addition to the above, we also cater to Cadets who play an instrument and those who enjoy water (Marine) activities:

 

The Marine Detachment:

The Marine Detachment was established in September 2006. The Detachment is a relatively new initiative undertaken in an era when the need for developing marketable skills for living is of prime importance. Currently seamanship training will be offered in conjunction with the Marine Police Unit and joint ventures with other Marine Sections in Government will commence in 2010. marine cadets learn seamanship skills and gain experience in areas of Marine Biology.

 

The Band Detachment : 

Band and Corps of Drums over the past year has been trying to successfully pool the talents of adults and young persons alike. The intention is to make the CICC proud through outstanding and captivating performances. It is our desire that once operating efficiently the Band will provide well-synchronized displays and will be a symbol of the pride, industry and efficiency of the CICC.

It is the intention of the Drum Corps/ Band to produce a number of good musicians who will continue to make a living through music.  

As a Cadet:

  1. You must be between the age of 11 and 19.
  2. Collect and complete a cadet enrolment form and provide all the documentation requested. Forms can be collected from our Main Office located at 195 Old Crew Road at the First Assembly of God church building or can be down loaded from our website www.cicadetcorps.ky
  3. Return Completed form to the main office.
  4. Attend the entrance interview along with your parent or guardian.
  5. Attend training

The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps Law 2003 Section 33 States:

33. (1)   Any pupil of a school for which a Unit has been established may apply to be enrolled in the Cadet Corps.

(2)   Such a pupil shall be enrolled in the Cadet Corps if -

(a)   a Unit has been established for the school which he is attending;

(b)   he is not less than eleven years and not more than nineteen years old; and

(c)   he has the permission of his parent or guardian to become a cadet and is recommended as such by the principal of the school to which he belongs.

(3)   Notwithstanding subsection (2), a pupil above the age of  sixteen years may become a cadet only if he is specially approved by the Commandant and a cadet who has attained the age of nineteen years may remain a cadet only until the expiration of the year of his nineteenth birthday.

 

As a Volunteer:

  1. You must be over the age of 21.
  2. You must be a legally resident on island
  3. You must be gainfully employed
  4. Collect and complete the adult volunteer form and provide all the requested documentation.
  5. Return the completed form to the main office.

The Cadet Corps Law does not stipulate who can or can not join as volunteer. However our regulations and standing orders state that anyone who has “unspent” criminal charge will not be accepted as volunteer.