Engineering apprentices honored at Freeport Container Port

Freeport Container Port (FCP) salutes our 2010/2012 Engineering Apprentices. FCP continues to demonstrate its commitment in developing the talent and minds of young Grand Bahamians.

This year FCP partnered with Continuing Education Centre of The College of the Bahamas, having successfully graduated 10 Engineering Apprentices from their two ear Apprenticeship Program.All 10 completed the two year study of the City & Guilds of London, Engineering Skills - Level 1 Certificate Program. Freeport Container Port Apprenticeship Program began in 2003 and has seen the realization of nearly 20 young men and woman trained at a global standard to become certified terminal technicians, with hands on skills set and theoretical foundation that certifies them to be able to work on the most complicated container terminal equipment anywhere in the world.

This international certification provides a broad introduction to the theory and practical skills suitable for candidates starting a career in the field of engineering. The curriculum includes the courses in Mathematics and Drawing, English Language, Container Terminal Safety Practices; Welding Principles; Hydraulic systems; Electrical principles; Trouble shooting principles; Tool Handling; Maintenance Principles; Writing and producing reports; Diesel Engine repairs and Gasoline Engine repairs.

On December 11, 2012 a commencement Ceremony and Luncheon was held under the theme "Developing Great Minds and Talents" to celebrate the 2012 graduates. Charles Stewart, Engineering Manager and also the designer of the curriculum said in his remarks, 'the program was commissioned in 2003 by Godfrey Smith. Smith's vision was to identify recent Bahamian high school graduates and expose them to the skills required to work in the highly advanced and demanding modern container terminal industry.

The keynote speaker Michael Moss, president of Michael Moss Associates, a company specializing in Energy, Engineering and Management Consultancy charged the Apprentices to embrace the opportunity that is afforded to them, to dream the impossible dream and to reach for the sky.

Malvese Capron, Human Resources Director extended congratulations to the honorees and applaud them on the successful completion of the City & Guild's and College of The Bahamas Level 1 certification in Engineering Skills. She added that their dedication to the program did not go unnoticed and effective January 6, 2013 they will be the newest full-time Technicians at Freeport Container Port!

The Management and Staff at FCP are proud to congratulate our 2010/2012 Engineering Apprenticeship Program Graduates, Denzel Albury, Clevon Arnett, Charles Bethel, Neville Brennen, Charles Brown, Keiannah Charlton, Jhavontae Culmer, Nucaldi Rolle, Shogi Small and Marico Williams.