The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has launched a scholarship program to provide opportunities for the next generation. Six students are recipients of the company’s $120,000 four-year scholarship program. This program supports tuition or other educational costs while pursuing undergraduate studies in a field of your choice.
BTC CEO Sameer Bhatti said: “As a telecommunications provider, we recognize that we have a duty to help our community in many ways, and at BTC, we strongly believe in the importance of student training and development, as well as fostering talent. We believe the program is a great way to start our own countdown to our country’s 50th birthday and we believe this is a great gift for our young students.”
Six BTC Scholarship recipients currently studying for one year at various universities is Ashton Cartwright, a computer science and mechanical engineering major at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Aaliyah Harrison-Brennen is a Molecular Biology major at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Calvinae Jolly is a biochemistry major at Springhill College in Mobile, Alabama. Vania Deal, Aerospace Engineering major at Georgia Tech. Arthur Maycock, Department of Psychology, University of the Bahamas (UB). And Waydeja Rolle, a finance major at Voorhees College in South Carolina, said:
“Learning is the first pillar of our corporate social responsibility and we believe in lifelong learning and education. were expected to be well-rounded students with a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 3.00 or higher from their respective high schools.They were also required to submit a statement of purpose. We have also selected students based in New Providence, as well as Family Islands, and we would like to say ‘Congratulations’ to the six scholarship winners.”
BTC will track each scholarship recipient for the next four years and also support them with a summer internship. Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA for the duration of the scholarship program.
The launch of BTC’s scholarship program follows several recently introduced learning and training initiatives to support the future development of young people.
Last August, BTC, in collaboration with its parent company, Liberty Latin America (LLA), launched the “Graduate Program” to attract and develop young professional talent ready to take on managerial positions at the end of the program. Did. Those recruited as graduates are mentored and supported by senior BTC leaders and placed in a fast-paced rotation program to learn insights into core business areas. In return, BTC officials said they would build a bench of leaders to fill management positions and position the company as the employer of choice in the telecommunications market.
After International Women’s Day, BTC worked with LLA to launch the “Future Tech Stars” program, continuing to demonstrate its leadership and commitment to the community. Her 20-week, fully-funded program had more than 800 of her participants from the Caribbean and Latin America, and 17 girls graduated from the Bahamas. Students immersed themselves in digital and cryptographic literacy, web development, and programming in Python. They also participated in a mentorship program where they had the opportunity to learn more about the technical area from key movers and shakers within LLA and Cable & Wireless Communications.
Over the years, according to BTC officials, they have also made countless contributions to the Gentleman’s Club Scholarship Program and the Bahamas Elementary Student of the Year Program in terms of supporting excellence and education. For the past few years, BTC has also teamed up with UB to offer a $250,000 four-year scholarship program.
“Over the next few years, we hope to strengthen our scholarship program and increase the amount of money awarded because we recognize how important education is to the success of our students and to nation-building as a whole. .” Batty.
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