Department of Workforce Development 2022 Scholarship Recipients

26 July, 2022

"I am extremely pleased that the Department of Workforce Development was able to provide $350,000 in scholarship funding", said the Minister of Economy and Labour, the Hon. Jason Hayward, JP, MP, at a brief ceremony held yesterday to recognise the Department of Workforce Development 2022 scholarship recipients. "This investment enabled us to increase the number of scholarships available from the ten offered last year to 25 this year, an increase of 150 per cent."  

In alignment with the Bermuda Youth Employment Strategy, the Department of Workforce Development is committed to providing Bermudian students access to overseas and local scholarships. This investment will help to strengthen Bermuda's workforce and create a more sustainable and stable community.

The twenty-three 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 two Local Awards are for full tuition at Bermuda College, contingent on the student maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.67/ B- per semester term. 

Minister Hayward continued, "The growth of this initiative further demonstrates the Government's commitment to developing our youth. The funding of these scholarships is essential to securing the placement of Bermudians in high-demand occupations in the workforce. Examples include the areas of Aligned Health Care, Information Technology, Business Administration, Management, Hospitality and Vocational and Technical Trades. This investment in our youth, who are the future of this country, has allowed twenty-five Bermudian students to further their tertiary education at Bermuda College and various educational institutions overseas." 

"Furthermore, upon graduation, the Department of Workforce Development invites scholarship recipients to take advantage of a paid internship initiative in their field of study to obtain invaluable industry experience." 

Addressing the recipients, Minister Hayward said, "You should all be incredibly proud. Of the 116 applicants, only 25 of you were selected for these awards. I sincerely congratulate you all and encourage you to make the most of your educational experience. After completing your studies, I ask that you return home and give back to our community."

This year's recipients are furthering their studies in computer science, engineering, healthcare and medicine, information technology, genetics, business, biomedical science, communications, actuarial science, accounting, enterprise systems, and marine science. 

The recipients and their course of study are as follows:

 

 

NAME OF RECEIPIENT

COURSE OF STUDY

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

1.

Armari Maybury

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

University of South Florida

2.

Caden Williams

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Andrews University

3.

Cusheah Smith

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kettering College

4.

Damion Simmons

Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics

St. Francis Xavier University

5.

Destini Hill-Edwards

Business Management

Franklin Pierce University

6.

Ivy Ingham

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kettering College

7.

Jadyn Teart

Pre-Med

Oakwood University

8.

Jhazii Johnson

Information Technology

University of West London

9.

Jordan Bascome

Bachelor of Medicine (MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

10.

Keazia Burchall-Busby

Specialization in Genetics (Honors)

University of Western Ontario

11.

Kyasia Simmons

Bachelors of Science

Leeds Beckett University

12.

Makayla Tucker

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Syracuse University

13.

Maya Peart

Bachelor of Communications

HAN University of Applied Sciences

14.

Pria Lewis

Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting)

University of Guelph

15.

Reanna Bassett

Bachelor of Commerce

Dalhousie University

16.

Roneeyah Jones

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winston-Salem State University

17.

Rylee Gardner

Bachelor of Science

Nova Southeastern University

18.

Sachio Harrison

Bachelor of Actuarial Science

McMaster University

19.

Shani Darrell 

BBA in Enterprise Systems

St. Francis Xavier University

20.

Shani Tucker

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

University of Southampton

21.

Stefan Ackah-Simons

Bachelor of Business

Oakwood University

22.

Tahj Cox

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Queen Mary University of London (Barts and the London School of Medicine)

23.

Zene Wade

Biomedical Science and Enterprise

Georgia State University

24.

Catherine Bell

Associate of Science (Marine Science)

Bermuda College - Local

25.

Elizabeth Valencia-Vasquez

Bachelor in Business Administration

Bermuda College/Mount Saint Vincent - Local

 

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