Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has announced the commencement of an internship program designed specifically for secondary and higher secondary students. This initiative, organized by MPL’s Learning and Development Department (LDD), aims to equip young students with essential skills and real-world work experience in the port industry.
The program, which began on Sunday, is scheduled to run until January 4th. An orientation session was held for the participating students, where MPL’s CEO Mohamed Wajeeh emphasised the importance of engaging youth in port-related careers. He highlighted MPL’s dedication to supporting young people in their professional growth within this sector.
During his address, Wajeeh presented an enticing prospect for the interns, stating, “Students participating in this program have the opportunity to secure permanent jobs within MPL. They can also pursue higher education while in employment, with expenses covered by the company. We are committed to fostering youth involvement in port-related areas.”
Currently, 13 students are enrolled in the program, receiving hands-on training in fields such as engine repair and maintenance, carpentry, power generation and distribution, high-voltage systems and electrical service, graphic design, copywriting, civil engineering/surveying, architectural drafting, and the fabrication of brass impellers.
Each intern will be paired with a mentor, responsible for guiding and instructing them throughout the program. This one-on-one mentorship approach aims to provide an immersive learning experience, enhancing the students’ practical skills and understanding of the port industry.