Four Students Begin TLF Internship Programme

May 28, 2015

Four university students who are aspiring to build careers in the information communication technology [ICT] field began an intensive three-month internship with various companies in the industry as the seventh annual Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] internship programme kicked off today [May 28] with a brief ceremony at the Argus Building.

Charnea Richardson, Chris Wellman, Yuzaire Bean and Alexis Burgess will begin interning with Logic, Nova, ACT and CCS respectively.

A spokesperson said, “The TLF is a registered charity that was originally formed to accommodate the growing need for qualified Bermudians in the ICT field.

“The primary goal of the TLF has been to promote and foster technology education for college-level students, which is successfully achieved through the annual summer internship.”

Yuzaire Bean, Chris Wellman, Minister Grant Gibbons, Charnae Richardson, and Alexis Burgess:

TLF 2015 Interns

“The organization plans on broadening its outreach in the coming year by expanding its programmes to younger students and exploring opportunities that would attract them to the field.

“The internship gives students hands-on experience and exposure to the field via classroom learning, team projects and assignments.

“The students are not only trained in technology-related materials, but they are also provided with soft skills training which industry partners deem to be as important as technical skills for professional development.

“At the completion of the programme, the interns will receive a certificate of excellence, which, in the future, will bring an additional comfort level to industry partners who will know the level of expertise they bring to the table because they successfully completed the curriculum designed by the TLF partners.”

2015 TLF Launch - Minister

TLF Vice-Chair Ronnie Viera said, “Information Technology is at the core of all businesses today so it is critical that we develop and grow our local talent in the skills and expertise required.

“As a result, we will continue to have a solid talent pool and knowledge base to draw on for the next era of technological developments and initiatives both in academia and in the business world.”

Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons said, “I hope that you are ready to work hard this summer as you will be challenged at every turn. Through your achievements and your work ethic so far, you have earned your spot in this internship.”

“It is now your job to make sure that, over the next three months, you turn it into growth and progress towards your career aspirations. Make sure that it helps you move forward and attain more significant goals both professionally and personally.”

The TLF Internship Programme is sponsored by CCS, the Department of E-Commerce, Nova, Logic Communications, ICS, ACT, The Elbow Beach Resort, RenRe and IBM/BCS.

For more information on the Technology Leadership Forum Internship Programme, visit the website.

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  1. Xaxa says:

    Way to go!
    Wishing every one of these young people the very best.May all your hard work pay off and hopefully you will mentor those after you.

  2. Raymond Ray says:

    I find it somewhat emotional when seeing young Bermudians aspiring to become someone that will / can be an inspiration to others. Good luck in your endeavours

  3. Paulette says:

    Good Luck Nae. Work hard and give it your best. Proud of you.
    Congratulations to the others as well. This is a great opportunity.

  4. Proud Sister!! says:

    Well done and all the best to each one of these achievers. Continue to work hard. Cj, I am so proud of you. Continue to strive for greatness!!