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Summer programme for technology interns

Intensive programme: minister Wayne Caines, centre, with eight interns chosen for this year’s Technology Leadership Forum internship programme. Also pictured are representatives of the supporting companies and the TLF (Photograph supplied)

Eight technology interns have been selected for the tenth annual Technology Leadership Forum’s internship programme.

The interns selected for the summer programme are: Stephen Outerbridge, Justine Dzofonoo-Burch, Sher-Kyra Outerbridge, Raven Duffy, Kiara Saunders, Jalesa Vincent, Matthew Correia and Stephen Galloway.

They will undergo an intensive 12-week summer programme that combines classroom learning, team projects, and fieldwork at participating companies. This combination of theoretical learning and on-the-job practice is to ensure the interns acquire a rich experience in the information communications technology industry. They will develop networking skills and relationships in the ICT community, which may assist them when they eventually search for employment.

Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security, said: “This programme has been developed through a beneficial collaborative effort in the ICT sector in order to make sure that it is current with industry requirements.

“Over the course of the summer, the interns will be exposed to real-work environments and problems; not just in-class instruction. So I encourage the interns to make the most of it. Reach out to their mentors, instructors, and professionals that they meet as they intern in the partner companies. This experience will be as beneficial and edifying as they make it.”

The TLF was founded eleven years ago as a response to the growing need for qualified Bermudian talent in the ICT field. It aims to encourage Bermuda’s information technology students to become exposed to the many varied career paths which they can pursue across many industries. The TLF, a registered charity, is run in partnership between private sector organisations and the Bermuda Government.

At the launch of this year’s event, Ian Cook, chairman of the TLF, introduced Mr Caines and Andrew Newton of Validus Re. Validus Re is one of the sponsors and partners, others include the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation, ACT, W&W/ConnecTech, CCS Group, Deloitte, First Atlantic Commerce/EGL, Link Bermuda, Ptix, RenaissanceRe and Argo.

For more information on the Technology Leadership Forum’s internship programme visit www.TLF.bm