China Harbour welcomes 18 summer interns
CHEC’s Quality Control Engineer Damian Anderson (left) explains the use of a Nuclear Reactor Density Gauge to interns Roxanne Blair, Donrich Dennis and Shamari Hendrickson as they observe roadwork along Hagley Park Road in Kingston.
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and the Jamaica North-South Highway have welcome 18 young persons to gain valuable work experience this summer.
The students, aged between 17 and 25 have been assigned work in the human resource and administration departments while others have been assigned to shadow CHEC’s team of engineers who are currently finishing up road improvement projects across the corporate area.
Six of the interns were placed at the Jamaica North-South Highway Company headquarters in St Catherine.
University of Technology Civil Engineering student, Daniel Cammock (standing), and Donrich Dennis listen intently as CHEC’s Quality Control Engineer Ricardo Edwards (right) explains the progress of road infrastructure projects currently being implemented by CHEC across the corporate area.
CHEC’s Country Manager, Zhishuai Yao, said he hopes the summer internship programme will help to give the youngsters a better understanding of the directions in which they want to take their careers.
“The entire CHEC team is excited to share our time and expertise to help mentor and guide the students for the time they will be with us. We also see this as an excellent opportunity to get youngsters excited about the various career choices available within this industry,” he said.
CHEC Quality Control Engineer, Nickeira Yorke, urged the interns to make the best use of the opportunity presented to them.
“I started out at CHEC as an intern myself, and here I am a year later being fully employed by them. You have to look at every opportunity, no matter how small, as one more step to getting you to where you want to be in life,” she told the group.
CHEC’s Quality Control Engineer Damian Anderson (left) makes a point to interns Shamari Hendrickson and Donrich Dennis as they observe road infrastructure work being carried out along Hagley Park Road in Kingston.
Third-year University of Technology Civil Engineering student, Daniel Cammock, said landing the CHEC internship was a dream come true.
“I really wanted the experience of being among civil engineers and seeing what their day to day activities are like and CHEC provides just that. Being in school, you learn a lot of theory so it is really great seeing everything being put in action. CHEC is the leading company when it comes to major road works and infrastructure development in Jamaica right now so there is no better place for me to learn.” Cammock said.
CHEC is a subsidiary of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Limited and is focused on infrastructure development through the construction of ports, roads, and bridges.
CHEC has been working with the Government of Jamaica and its agencies toward the sustainable development of the island’s road network for the past decade. This includes the construction of the North-South link of Highway 2000 and The Palisadoes Shoreline Protection Project.