Sixth intern named under NWDA initiative

| 03/09/2018
CNS Local Life

(L-R) Richard Hastings of PCM, Janell Dyer (previous intern), Diandra McCoy (new intern); Dianne Conolly (NWDA) and Oliver Sinton (PCM).

(CNS Local Life): An investment management company is taking on its sixth student intern since it began partnering with the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) in 2014 on the National Internship Programme. The latest finance intern for Prosperity Capital Management Limited (PCM) is Diandra McCoy, who is studying accounting at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI).

In an NWDA press release, PCM said the company was looking forward to working with McCoy in the coming months to help develop her professional skills, and to provide her with practical accounting experience in an office environment.

The National Internship Programme is a Ministry of Human Resources of Immigration and NWDA initiative, offering young Caymanians the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and to develop their skills and interests in various occupations, stated the press release.

Dianne Conolly, NWDA manager of training and development said, “This partnership with Prosperity Capital Management Limited reinforces the value of practical learning through internships. We are delighted with the success of this programme which has provided participants with insight and knowledge relevant to the finance industry and guidance as they transition into their careers.”

Meanwhile, Janell Dyer has completed her internship and is taking her next step forward. Dyer joined PCM as a finance intern in March 2018 while finishing up her accounting courses at UCCI, and will be continuing her studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Dyer has “made a significant contribution to PCM’s finance department and has been a pleasure to work with”, said Richard Hastings, the company’s finance director.

Dyer said that throughout her internship, “I was fortunate enough to learn about asset managers, along with having a hands-on experience of what they do on a day-to-day basis. My time at PCM has been a very educational and memorable experience. I have learned many valuable things which will benefit me in my present and future situations.

“I was able to experience working and how to interact with my colleagues in a professional environment which enabled me to develop and enhance my skills that are essential in the business world. The experience I received has helped mould me as I move forward with my studies and into my career. Therefore, it is important and I encourage other students to involve themselves in internship programmes in order to be in a better position of understanding the important aspects of the workplace, to explore one’s career path, and lastly, to make valuable connections.”

Oliver Sinton, PCM managing director said of the company’s involvement in the initiative, “We are delighted to be a part of this programme and provide internship opportunities for Caymanian students. Our goal is to offer students a holistic experience in the workplace, using accounting applications, experiencing one-on-one evaluations, participating in staff meetings. When the student moves on, they leave us with experience of the workplace and confidence in their ability to make a valuable contribution.”

For more information on the National Internship Programme call 945-3114 or email the NWDA

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