Jason Hayward, Minister of Labour

News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – On Thursday, 19 August, the Minister of Labour, Jason Hayward held a brief ceremony to recognize fifteen Department of Workforce Development 2021 scholarship recipients for their accomplishments.

The Department of Workforce Development has committed to investing over $400,000 to overseas and local scholarship recipients to help develop the Bermuda workforce, making it more sustainable and the community more stable.

The nine Overseas Awards are valued at up to $10,000 annually for no more than four years, contingent on the student maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.7/ B- per semester term. The six Local Awards are for full tuition at Bermuda College, contingent on the student maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.67/ B- per semester term. 

This year’s recipients are furthering their studies in healthcare and medicine, architecture, information technology, radiology, sonography, culinary arts, motor vehicle technology, environmental science, business, dentistry, electrical engineering, and biology.

“I congratulate all of this year’s Department of Workforce Development scholarship recipients”, said Minister Hayward. “This year, we had 99 persons apply for the overseas award alone, which gave the scholarship committee the daunting task of selecting the scholarship recipients. However, after a rigorous vetting process, the final recipients were chosen. In Considering the volume of applicants, all recipients of the overseas scholarships should be incredibly proud of their accomplishments.”

“As a bonus this year, all recipients can partake in a paid internship in their field of study, obtaining invaluable industry experience.”

“I must also take a moment to give thanks to the National Training Board scholarship committee members for serving on the selection panel. I’m certain that the large number of applicants received this year made the selection process extremely difficult.”          

 

“This Government remains committed to helping educate our students to achieve their career goals. Education is key to the success of our country. Despite funding challenges the Government have not waivered on our commitment to assist our youth with achieving their career goals. I encourage you to make the most of your educational experience and on completion of your studies, I ask that you to return home and give back to our community.”

This year’s scholarship recipients and their course of study are as follows:

 

Name

School

Course of Study

1.        

JALEN CURRIN

Johnson & Wales University

Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts

2.        

DANIELLE FOOTE

Savannah College of Art & Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture

3.        

SACARA PHILLIPS

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Charter Foundation Programme (of the Doctor of Medicine Programme)

 

4.        

ZYAIR SCOTT

Keiser University

Associate of Radiologic Technology

 

5.        

MATTHEW SINCLAIR

University Scholl of Limerick School of Medicine

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

 

6.        

CHINZAE SMITH

AdventHealth University

General-Vascular Sonopgraphy

 

7.        

MICHAELANGELO SMITH

Lincoln Technical Institute

Automotive Technician Programme

 

8.        

JYHAIR TUCKER-BELL

Florida International University

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

 

9.        

ASHLEIGH WILSON

De Montfort University Leicester

Interior Design BA (Hons) with International Incorporated Bachelor Programme

 

10.    

LAUREN BURCHALL

Bermuda College (in association with Mount Saint Vincent University)

 

Bachelor of Business Administration

11.    

KAELIN PAYNTER

Bermuda College

Associate of Applied Science (Motor Vehicle Technology)

 

12.    

JENICO SEALEY

Bermuda College

Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course

 

13.    

REIHONNA LEMA

Bermuda College

Associates of Arts (Business Administration)

14.    

NAPHTALI SMITH

 

Bermuda College

Diploma in Culinary Arts

 

15.    

TE-JAH TROTT

Bermuda College

Associate of Science (Nursing)

 

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