Tech students graduate from summer internship
Six technology students have graduated from a summer internship programme that saw them work with island companies and learn from real-life industry experiences.
The Technology Leadership Forum — a private sector and government-supported initiative — is designed to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the information technology and leadership fields.
During the three-month course, students engaged in a diverse curriculum covering essential topics such as business continuity, project management, data warehousing, programming and IT audit.
According to a TLF spokesperson, the foundational course provided the interns with a well-rounded understanding of the multifaceted technology and business landscape, empowering them to make informed choices about their future tech careers.
One of the programme’s features is the collaborative team project, where students were challenged to conceive, develop, implement and pitch a technology solution and business plan for a potential concept.
Emphasising the importance of teamwork, the project honed crucial skills such as problem-solving, conflict resolution and decision-making-skills that are indispensable for success in their future careers.
Delivering the 2023 keynote address, Shaun Richards, TLF’s board chairman, reminded the graduates to enjoy their career journey, take calculated risks and to never forget where they started.
Mr Richards said: “The 2023 TLF internship programme graduates are well prepared to enter the technology industry with confidence, possessing a wealth of practical knowledge, leadership skills and the ability to apply innovative solutions to real-world challenges.”
Coral Wells, TLF’s programme co-ordinator, added: "As we celebrate the graduation of these outstanding students, we are immensely proud of their accomplishments and look forward to witnessing the positive impact they will undoubtedly have in the tech sector.
“Over the last 16 years the TLF internship programme has shaped the next generation of technology leaders, and we extend our warmest congratulations to our 2023 graduates."
To learn more about the TLC, visit www.tlf.bm.