Caribbean Utilities Company is hosting 18 students as part of its annual vocational and internship programme.
The high school and college students are getting a taste of the variety of career options available at CUC. According to the utilities company, some of the students have been assigned to the corporate setting in areas such as human resources and corporate communications, while others are working in hard hats and boots on the engineering side, in the company’s power plant.
This year the programme, which extends through July and August has nine university students and nine high school students.
Enyer Rivers, a student at the University of South Wales, who is working in the Human Resources Department, said in a press release that he would recommend the summer internship to his friends and that he is confident that if he returns home next summer, CUC will be his top choice for a possible summer internship again.
Recent high school graduate Jayden Downey said in the release, “Ever since I’ve been here at CUC, I know for sure that I’m leaning towards a career in electrical engineering.”
Pierce Serrant, a high school graduate who has previously interned at CUC, said, “I’m having a lot of fun working in … Information Technology here at CUC. I’ve made a lot of connections here and the people are lovely.”
Each year, the interns are also invited to partake in various community service outings, especially the annual event with the Sunrise Adult Training Centre.
‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions are held weekly to allow the students to build basic professional and interpersonal skills, as well as to promote teamwork and cohesiveness among coworkers.