KeyTech Group launches students on career path
Eleven Bermudian students have been selected to take part in the 2011 Future Keys Summer Employment Programme.
The programme, which is hosted by the KeyTech Group of Companies, encourages senior high school students and university students to take a holistic approach towards successful career development within the Bermudian workforce. The aim is for the students who complete the programme to gain a better understanding of how their academic knowledge, life experiences and career aspirations interact to shape them as future employees.
During the programme’s orientation event these students, also referred to as “Future Keys”, were welcomed to KeyTech by members of the executive team, who drew upon their professional experiences to offer valuable advice.
Over a period of 12 weeks the Future Keys, will not only receive professional and technical hands-on work experience but will also benefit from a variety of other developmental opportunities. These include engaging in networking activities that will allow them to interact with professionals in their chosen career fields and gaining valuable financial guidance through participating in a specially arranged workshop facilitated by one of the local banks.
Of particular interest this year is the introduction of an individual Professional Development Plan (PDP) project which is in line with the theme for 2011, “Creating a Roadmap For Success…The Journey Begins Here!” The Future Keys will be challenged to think about their career aspirations and begin to strategically chart a path towards making them a reality.
Students will be provided with individual guidance in developing a roadmap for achieving their career ambitions. Each student will make a formal presentation of his or her PDP and will leave the programme with a practical document that can be used to monitor one’s progress towards achieving his or her professional goal.
The programme will end with a closing ceremony where students will be rewarded for their hard work. One highlight of the ceremony will be the announcement of the ‘Golden Key Award’ recipient. This award will be given to the student who excels in the planned activities, contributes significantly to his or her assigned work-area, receives an excellent manager’s evaluation and best reflects the corporate values of the KeyTech Group of Companies.
Monique White, human resources manager - recruitment for the KeyTech Group of Companies, said: “Our Future Keys have a variety of academic disciplines from business management, information technology to law. They are eager to participate and are excited about this opportunity for not just summer employment, but as a stepping stone towards successfully creating work experiences to benefit them as individuals.”