Minister praises trainee programme graduates
Participants in a graduate trainee programme have been praised by Jason Hayward, the Minister of Economy and Labour, for their determination to succeed.
The ten week career readiness initiative saw an emphasis on developing interview skills, networking, communication and presentation abilities, personal language, and poise, non-verbal communication and body language.
The course, facilitated by the Department of Workforce Development, states that it involves “working with industry partners to ensure the graduates receive transferable workplace techniques and skills relevant to their studies or degrees”.
Mr Hayward said: “Through programmes such as this, we will continue doing our best to prepare unemployed or underemployed Bermudians for current and future job opportunities.
“I thank the workforce development team, led by director Malika Cartwright, for their leadership in maintaining a high level of success in this programme and helping ensure Bermudian job seekers are provided opportunities to gain successful employment.
“As the graduates transition into their careers, some have secured full-time positions, and others will benefit from having the full access and support of the career development officers.”
MoZiah Selassie, who took part in the programme, said: “Enrolment in the graduate trainee programme enabled me to learn and work in Bermuda on an internship basis, decreasing the pressures and expectations of directly entering full-time and permanent employment.
“With the Department of Workforce Development’s support, I was able to secure an internship opportunity with the Bermuda Football Association.
“I am extremely grateful to both organisations for their belief in me, the support they have provided, and the opportunity presented.
“I now look forward to applying various tips and tricks learnt from the sessions within the workplace and everyday life to better myself.”
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