Fourteen enthusiastic students commenced work at FortisTCI this past Monday, each having been selected to take part in one of the two new summer programs that the company has offered.
SIP the Summer Internship Programme for high school students and SSEP the Student Summer Employment Programme for college and university students are running concurrently from July through August this year.
The selected students thus far have attended orientation, heard remarks from the president and CEO, vice presidents, and heads of departments, completed a required safety and environmental policy course and taken a tour of the corporate offices and plant facilities.
Turks and Caicos Islanders furthering their education at the undergraduate level have come on board from Howard University in Washington DC, Barry University in Florida, Kingston University in London, and the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College. These students will all receive real work experience outside of the classroom over the next two months. These young professional are working in various areas including, executive, customer service, finance and operations.
High school students from various schools throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands have also taken advantage of getting a taste of the professional world by becoming interns. Ten participants in FortisTCI SIP are being exposed to areas that include customer service, operations, production and engineering and materials management. Their programme will run over the next two weeks as they are exposed to how an organization and its many departments run effectively.
“These new summer programmes have been very well received and our hopes are high that the students will continue to flourish during their time with FortisTCI,” said Cheryl- Ann Forman, senior human resource training and development officer.
There will be a second group of fourth and fifth form students selected to take part in SIP during August 2012 and all interested are encouraged to apply. Students should contact a representative from their respective high school or the FortisTCI Human Resource department for more information.