THE Isle of Man Government’s commitment to help young people find employment has been highlighted at the 2013 STEP Final.
Administered by the Department of Economic Development and co-ordinated by local businessman, Ian Moncrief-Scott, 2013 has seen the largest single group of STEP students and organisation projects since the scheme started with 37 placements secured.
Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK attended the event and commented:
‘The STEP programme enables our talented local undergraduates to add value to a wide range of Isle of Man organisations. I was highly impressed with the standard of presentations and would like to congratulate all involved in making this year the most successful ever.
‘I would also like to thank Celton Manx for their continued sponsorship of the STEP programme.’
The award for Most Enterprising Student went to Penny Crookshank who completed an Environmental/Capital Impact Analysis for Colas Holdings Ltd. The award for Best Presentation was given to James Allen who created an interactive map of Nobles Park for Douglas Borough Council.
STEP Co-ordinator, Ian Moncrief Scott said:
‘I was very impressed by the marked increase in the numbers but, more particularly, the high calibre of undergraduates, who have applied to participate in STEP Isle of Man 2013.
‘My thanks go to the numerous hosts who have so positively engaged students this year in a range of interesting and challenging projects.
‘I would also like to acknowledge the support of the five hosts who supplied project applications that regrettably and unusually matches could not be made.’
Bill Mummery, Executive Director of STEP sponsor Celton Manx Ltd added:
‘The STEP programmes is a unique formula that brings the under graduate, the private sector and by definition future employers and Government through the Department of Economic Development together sharing in a very worthwhile and rewarding experience for all of the participants and stakeholders.
‘Congratulations to all involved, it’s a real privilege for Celton Manx to be involved as sponsors.’
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