Nine Bermudians Secure Full Time Jobs At BTC

February 4, 2019 | 5 Comments

A partnership initiative between the Bermuda Telephone Company [BTC] and the Government has culminated in the full time employment of nine Bermudians.

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The BTC Apprenticeship Programme, supported by the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, was launched in February 2016 with the aim of providing educational and professional opportunities for young Bermudians interested in a career in telecommunications.

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Over the course of the three year programme, 10 cable splicer apprentices worked directly with BTC mentors and senior technicians for on-the-job training.

BTC also hired a Training Facilitator from the United Kingdom who held regular classes at the BTC Training Facility on St. Johns Road. This training was fully funded by the Department of Workforce Development.

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On Friday evening, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo presented nine individuals with their final certificates in Copper and Fibre training from the internationally-accredited body City and Guilds.

Minister Foggo said, “I am so impressed to see that nine out of the 10 apprentices have successfully completed the three year programme, which consisted of both written and practical exams. Congratulations to those nine. Tonight marks the culmination of your efforts.

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“I would like to say a tremendous ‘thank you’ to BTC for providing this opportunity to train our young people…this is the perfect example of the private and public sectors working together to ensure Bermudians are employed. Thanks to this partnership, nine Bermudians now have fulltime employment with BTC.

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“Thank you to the Department of Workforce Development’s Noel Cann who has been these young people’s assigned Training & Assessment Officer for the past three years, during which time he held monthly meetings, monitored their progress and, most importantly, ensured that they honored the conditions of their training contracts,” the Minister added.

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  1. frank says:

    well done GIBBS I new that you would make it

  2. somuchless says:

    Nice job guys. In other news please keep the union far away as possible namely Furbert.

  3. Chrystie Simons says:

    Well done to the Nine young adults. I am the proud mother of one of the young adults and these past 3yrs was ups and downs and I am so excited my son stuck it out and stayed focus. Now the seeds has been planted and these guys are all excited to show off what they have learned. Congratulations to my son and all of you young man. Thank you for the Digicel/BTC members and teachers for grooming these guys. I am sure they all will not disappoint anyone.

  4. mixitup says:

    Great Job my fellow Bermudians!!

  5. Realist says:

    Another successful project initiated under the OBA. Don’t know why Chris Furbert is there, he adds nothing to the success of these young people. Go forward all graduates and work with professionalism, integrity and drive.

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