Technology Leadership Forum Internship

June 4, 2011

Eight college-level students, either pursuing or in procession of technology-related degrees, will participate in the Technology Leadership Forum’s [TLF] Internship Program.

The participating students and companies are: Matthew Coelho – Bermuda Hospitals Board, Justin Tucker – Bermuda Hospitals Board, Philip Roque Jr. – ICS, Hannah Collins –North Rock Communications, Bryan Turner – RenaissanceRe, Cornel Castle Jr. – Logic Communications, Tilhan Chitrananda – Ignition and Derwin Adams – BELCO.

The internship runs from the end of May to the end of August, culminating in the students receiving a certificate of excellence. This internship program was established by the TLF in conjunction with the Ministry of Business Development and Tourism and members from the private sector technology industry to encourage and cultivate young people’s interest in IT careers.

Minister of Business Development and Tourism Patrice Minors said, “The reality is that in today’s world the use of technology is a critical factor in the success of any business, large or small.”

“Technology also enables us to think outside the confines of our 21 square miles and offer services around the world and we want our young people to understand that there are an exciting range of IT careers available in Bermuda.”

“The Technology Leadership Forum also known as the TLF was founded four years ago because of an identified need for qualified local information communications technology, or ICT talent, in Bermuda.”

“The TLF is comprised of key influencers and leaders in the technology industry in Bermuda. This group came together with the objectives to encourage dialogue, address issues in the local ICT field, propose action steps, and to be a networking group amongst peers.”

During the training sessions, students will focus on such key areas as Business Continuity, Project Management, Data Warehousing, Programming, and Networking, among others.

These sessions will be taught by industry professionals and are meant to provide the students with a basic overview of the topics. In July, there will also be a networking event for other IT students who are not in the TLF internship programme so that they might meet industry professionals and even learn how they can participate in the TLF next year.

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