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July 17th, 2012

UTC Internship Programme Guides Students’ Career Path

 

UTC Assist: Shinelle Sydney, UTC HR Officer, assists a UTC intern with her assignment during the orientation session. UTC Assist: Shinelle Sydney, UTC HR Officer, assists a UTC intern with her assignment during the orientation session.

July 16th, 2012: An exciting opportunity awaits twenty-six (26) secondary and tertiary students, who are participating in the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation Vacation Internship Programme which commenced on Monday 9th July, 2012 and ends on Thursday August 30th, 2012.

The eight-week programme was created to provide a platform that allows students to transition into the world of world by learning the necessary practical skills needed for the corporate environment.

“It is our belief that augmenting formal education with practical experience allows us to assist young people to become more prepared to enter the world of work, thereby adding value to an organisation almost immediately,” explained UTC’s Executive Director, Ms Eutrice Carrington.

Picture 2 Future Professionals: UTC Interns stand proudly with HR officers Shinelle Syndey, second from left, and Kimlan Assue-Farfan third from right, during the orientation session.

Speaking at the Orientation Session at the UTC’s Investment Centre in Chaguanas. Lisa Faria, UTC’s Assistant Vice President, Human Resources encouraged the budding professionals to take advantage of the internship programme and urged them to excel.

Interns, who welcomed the opportunity to work at the Corporation, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, expressed the view that the programme afforded them the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience and provide an insight into the complexities of corporate life.