Four females among six NWC interns
Six engineering interns --four females and two males -- are now undergoing training with the National Water Commission (NWC) under the utility provider's engineering internship programme.
The programme is facilitated through a partnership between the NWC and local universities, allowing graduates and students to receive on-the-job training in engineering.
Jhanelle Crawford, who has a civil engineering degree from The University of the West Indies, is among the youngsters who will participate in the year-long programme. She said that after completing the internship, she intends to use the experience and skill set for the betterment of Jamaica, "because it does not make sense for us as young people to gain all this knowledge and skill and not to give back to the country".
Depending on their performance during the training, interns could remain with the company for another year.
Daneel Wint, who is practising civil engineering, sees the internship programme as a great opportunity. He said that in addition to being the largest water company, the NWC "has many different engineering aspects, and I don't see any other company that is as diverse in engineering".
The other persons selected for the programme are Jashaun Bourne, Justina Gayle, Yoshimah Bartley and Wayne Haye.