Graduation celebration for future ICT leaders

  • Future leaders: Chante Pitcher, left, Zara Francis-Roban, Marquez Jean-Baptiste, Jameko Gomes and Kevin DaCosta (Photograph supplied)

    Future leaders: Chante Pitcher, left, Zara Francis-Roban, Marquez Jean-Baptiste, Jameko Gomes and Kevin DaCosta (Photograph supplied)

Bermudian university students put their education to work during the annual Technology Leadership Forum Internship Programme.

Graduates of the programme, Chante Pitcher, Jameko Gomes, Kevin DaCosta, Zara Francis-Roban, and Marques Jean-Baptiste received certificates of excellence at a commencement ceremony held at Axa XL headquarters.

They learnt on the job through internships with partner companies on the island. The programme aims to develop a future-ready workforce by providing students with real-life industry experiences.

The purpose of the introductory courses was to give interns insight into an array of technology and business topics that will help them have a better understanding of where they want to take their careers in tech.

Ms Pitcher won the most outstanding student award, which is given to an intern who has made a positive and lasting impression on the TLF committee and sponsor companies during the summer internship, embodying the objectives of the programme.

While academic and work performance was critical in the consideration of the most outstanding student, organisers said, the interns’ leadership potential, maturity and growth during the programme was impressive.

The interns showed their appreciation in turn, when Angelika Wilson was presented with the most inspiring professional award. The ICT Professional Recognition Award is the interns’ acknowledgement of an ICT professional who made an impact on the cohort by providing instruction, advice and counsel to enable them to move towards their career goals.

David Burt, the Premier, said: “Technology has proven to be the gateway to the future. I have always believed that for the progression of a successful Bermuda, we need young professionals capable of fulfilling these new jobs in technology.

“I believe that this programme is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.”

He thanked the sponsors for their support.

TLF was founded in 2007 because of an identified need for qualified Bermudian talent in the ICT field. The registered charity is run in partnership between private and public sector technology companies and organisations. The TLF’s prime objectives are to encourage dialogue, address issues, propose action steps, mentoring and to be a networking group among peers.

For more information on the Technology Leadership Forum Internship Programme, visit

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Published Aug 28, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 27, 2019 at 7:47 pm)

Graduation celebration for future ICT leaders

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