Lonestar Cell MTN has launched Y’ello Scholars, an internship and graduate trainee program that offers participants the opportunity to acquire practical work experience at Lonestar Cell MTN.
In a release issued Thursday, the company said through the program, five talented students from three universities across Liberia are being nurtured and developed into highly skilled professionals, ready to lead in their fields of employment.
There are two interns and three graduate trainees participating in the program. The interns (sophomore and junior students) will undergo an intense three-month training. Three graduate trainees (university seniors) will rotate across all departments of the company over a 12-18 months period to get a 360-degree experience.
The five participants who were successful after completing a rigorous application process (which included a digital skills demonstration), will be mentored by employees while they gain hands-on work experience in a corporate environment. They will also earn a stipend while they are enrolled in the program.
Lonestar Cell MTN is committed to developing a pool of talented young people and empowering the next generation to drive technological innovation in Liberia and the world.
Uche Ofodile, Lonestar Cell MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Y’ello Scholars is so important to us because through this program we will develop young people into empowered individuals ready to drive the development and economic growth of Liberia. Programs like this is why we are one of the employers of choice in Liberia. We are very excited and pleased to welcome our Y’ello Scholars to the Lonestar Cell MTN family.
Samuel Duo, Lonestar Cell MTN’s Head of Human Resources said, “At Lonestar Cell MTN, Talent Management is a very important part of our core beliefs. We see Y’ello Scholars as an opportunity for us to help develop the next generation of young Liberian leaders. Those selected to take part will undertake a unique career development path while acquiring practical, hands-on job experience.
Y’ello Scholars is one of the many ways in which Lonestar Cell MTN is making the lives of Liberians a whole lot BRIGHTER.