Technology-minded students had the chance to connect with industry professionals at the Technology Leadership Forum (TLF) IT Summer Networking Event, held last evening July 19, at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
The popular industry event attracted more than 75 people, including current and past TLF Internship Programme participants, high school students and students currently studying overseas.
Networking is a significant part of the TLF Internship Programme as it allows the participants to meet the proverbial ‘movers and shakers’ in the industry in a non-office setting The event also provides the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about the TLF Internship Program and other TLF initiatives.
During the evening, Minister Wayne Scott,JP, MP reminded students that “networking is about building relationships and you will find that Bermuda’s IT community is pretty close knit.” The Minister also gave students valuable advice, encouraging them to “Get to know those you meet tonight: what did they do to get to their current positions? Research their organisations. Importantly, don’t forget to follow-up.”
The purpose of The TLF Summer Internship Programme is to assist local ICT leaders in the recruitment, development and retention of quality staff by developing a pool of talented Bermudian ICT professionals with the aptitude to meet the needs required to work in the industry.
TLF Chair, Sandra Desilva gave closing remarks, thanking all the IT professionals who attended and sponsors for their continued support; Gold Sponsor – The Department of eCommerce, CCS, Validus Re, Silver Sponsors – Deloitte, Tokio Millennium Re, W&W Solutions Ltd and Bronze Sponsors – Gateway Systems, RenaissanceRe, Logic Communications, ACT. We look forward to additional networking opportunities for our interns in the future.
Sandra continued; “We are pleased to see such an excellent showing of students and hope that the connections they’ve forged with the industry professionals in attendance, will not only assist them throughout their academic journeys but offer guidance towards their ultimate career goals.”
As the local community continues to grow, the TLF organization continues to broaden its outreach by expanding its programmes to younger students and exploring opportunities that would attract them to the technology field. We look forward to additional networking opportunities for our interns in the future.
If you know a young person that is interested in technology or for more information on the programs the TLF has to offer visit www.tlf.bm or contact 441-400-3677.