Hamilton, Bermuda, December 14, 2018 Aecon and the Government of Bermuda – Ministry of Public Works announce the start of the second Airport Redevelopment Project Internship Programme, which will kick-off in January and finish in July.
Two Bermudians currently working for the Ministry of Public Works will intern for a period of six months with Aecon, employer partners and technical team members in Toronto.
Aecon and the Government of Bermuda are pleased to announce the two candidates chosen for the internships:
  • Jamar Dill is an electrical engineer with 18 years of experience. He has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical power engineering and a Master’s degree in Maintenance Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. He currently works with the Ministry of Public Works with responsibilities in project management and procurement. Jamar will be working with Mulvey & Banani International Ltd.
  • Zeeko Johnstone holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Florida International University. He is currently employed as a Technician with the Ministry of Public Works. In his role, Zeeko assists with various mechanical engineering projects and carries our project investigations. He will complete his internship with HH Angus Associates Ltd.
Both Zeeko and Jamar will be fully integrated into various design/engineering teams with their host firms and will work on a variety of projects related to their fields of expertise.
The objectives of the internship programme are:
  • Building leadership skills
  • Technical skills development
  • Expanding industry knowledge
  • Building a professional network
  • Experiencing Canadian culture
The interns will also participate in a series of dynamic training courses offered through Aecon University. They will each be assigned a mentor who will help them create an  individual development plan to ensure that they maximise the opportunity this programme will afford.
Upon completion of the internships. Jamar and Zeeko will receive valuable developmental feedback on their performance and will be presented with a certificate of achievement from Aecon. The programme kicks off on January 15, 2019 and will finish on July 12, 2019.
Minister for Public Works, Lieutenant Colonel David Burch, says: “It’s no secret that this Government is fully committed and engaged in supporting the educational and professional pursuits of young Bermudians. So I am particularly pleased that we have been able to organize this secondment – thanks in no small measure to the Chief Engineer, Mr. Lortie – who is a man on mission – determined to recruit and train young Bermudians – so thank you Bob. Special thanks to Aecon – for agreeing to host and guide them towards professional designation and I am most appreciative of Jamar & Zeeko’s families, some of whom are with us today for supporting them in this effort – without you – this couldn’t happen – so thank you too.”
Frank Ross, Executive Advisor, Aecon Group Inc., said: “We are pleased to be able to offer this internship programme a second time to two more talented Bermudians. This internship will help further Jamar’s and Zeeko’s skill sets by exposing them to large scale projects in Canada and access to leaders in their respective industries. We are confident they will benefit from this opportunity immensely.”
The redevelopment of LF Wade International Airport, which was recently recognised with the IJ Global Magazine Award for the ‘2017 North America Airport Deal of the Year’, is expected to be completed in 2020.