Cable Bahamas Partners with Ministry of Labour on Professional Engagement Program
Amber Carey VP of Marketing Consumer Solutions and Ed Duncombe VP of Human Resources Joined the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle to welcome participants during orientation event.
The Ministry of Public Service has chosen to launch the second installment of the Professional Engagement Program, a 52-week immersive internship experience to help individuals identify and strengthen their professional aptitudes. The government, being pleased with the first session of the program is looking forward to expanding the program and has engaged corporate Bahamas to help expand the opportunities available to participants.
Cable Bahamas and its subsidiaries, specifically Aliv and REV have opted to partner with the Ministry of Public Service by allowing some 20 uniquely-abled individuals to join their team as part of the program. Mrs. Amber Carey VP of Marketing & Consumer Solutions at Cable Bahamas Limited talked about the decision during a recent interview. “At Cable Bahamas we enjoy a wonderful working relationship with the government and have been pleased to partner with them on a number of ongoing initiatives including Connectivity for All, the recent ParkConnect Public Wifi and this Professional Engagement Program.
We were happy to support the Ministry of Public service on this initiative and we are looking forward to hosting 20 participants during this second cohort beginning this October.”
Participants being hosted by Cable Bahamas can look forward to operating in a number of diverse fields from communications, to technology, customer service and more. The team chose to engage those who are uniquely abled as part of one of its mandate to engage with those diverse abilities. Rather than being a draw back, the team noted that they believe the uniquely abled offer creative ideas and a novel perspective.
“Participation in this program gives us the opportunity to tangibly demonstrate some of our core values as a corporate citizen by engaging individuals who are often systemically disenfranchised and opening doors for inclusion. This program also offers us the opportunity to diversify our work culture and widen our talent pool by engaging persons with diverse strengths and perspectives. We believe by opening our doors to these persons we are investing in the future of the Bahamas by expanding our qualified workforce”, Mr. Edward Duncombe, VP of HR at Cable Bahamas Limited.