TWELVE staff members and 19 employee dependents have expressed gratitude to Flow, after they were granted scholarships by the company totalling $13 million to pursue studies at The University of the West Indies.
This is the second year that Flow, a subsidiary of Liberty Latin America, is awarding tertiary scholarships to staff members.
Stephen Price, vice-president & general manager, said the scholarships are one of the ways that the company demonstrates its commitment to the development of its employees.
"It is no secret that education is one of the main avenues for professional mobility and this is a major focus for us at Flow. Supporting our staff in this way will help us, as a business, to enhance our commitment to our Jamaican people, national development and the provision of first-class services to our customers," Price stated.
"Young people are the future of our nation, and I am happy to support their educational pursuits, which will also ultimately contribute to our country's development and growth," he added.
The employee dependents awarded are studying in the areas of engineering, medicine, management studies, radiology, geology, pharmacy, actuarial science, law, computer studies, and psychology.
Beneficiary Roggent Hunt Jr, who has his sights set on becoming a software engineer, wants to make a difference in the technology industry.
"I see myself travelling to other countries, learning and later sharing my expertise. I really hope to make a significant contribution to the network infrastructure," he said.
Victoria Younger, whose interest is in biomedical engineering was sparked by a car crash in which she and others sustained fractures, has an ambition to manufacture prosthetics.
"I want to be able to make prosthetics more affordable for Jamaicans and I'm therefore very grateful to Flow for supporting my dream," she shared.
The staff recipients are pursuing studies in areas including: human resource development, accounting, management information systems, law, and project management.
For Kareem Williams, an OSP engineer, the scholarships are timely.
"This, for me, is a great opportunity to advance my plans for upward mobility and personal growth in my current studies which will enable me to build tools to better manage people and projects," he said.
Another staff member, Tatyana Woodbine, was excited for the financial injection to support her studies in project management.
"This scholarship really means a lot and I'm motivated more than ever to really do my best so that I can be an asset to my team," she said.
Shantol Morgan, another employee who received a full scholarship to pursue management studies, was simply grateful.
"The scholarship will be of great benefit and enable me to give back to my company and my country," she said.
The Flow tertiary scholarships cover the 2022/2023 academic year.