Ten students from across eight secondary schools are currently gaining ‘real-world experiences’
as part of the Future Focus Summer Internship Programme. The internship, which is in its pilot
year, is an initiative by House of Ellis, a local company.
The interns: Alrine Peters – Buccament Bay Secondary, Carla McLeod- Adelphi Secondary,
Tefresha Turtin – Girls’ High School, Saffron Westfield – St. Vincent Grammar School, Casanya
Simmons – Thomas Saunders Secondary, Shadeya Charles – St. Clair Dacon Secondary,
Reneke Harry – Thomas Saunders Secondary, Felecia Bacchus – Girls’ High School, Renecia
Ollivierre – St. Clair Dacon Secondary and Alliyah Delpesche – North Union Secondary, are for up
to five weeks attached to businesses across the island.
As well as gaining real-world experiences, the Future Focus Summer Internship provides the
students with the opportunity to develop hands-on work experience in a professional environment
that relate to their academic and career interests and prepares them for future jobs. The program
is also designed to provide employers an opportunity to guide and evaluate future talent.
House of Ellis has partnered with businesses such as LIAT, Invest SVG, KDLT Chartered Accountants, French Verandah and Mariners Hotel, Arch City Entertainment Agency, STEM SVG
and the SVG Football Federation for this pilot year.
House of Ellis is a local company with a mission of youth and community development. In addition
to the summer internship, the company has programme such as scholarships, awards for
academic achievements and sports sponsorship.