MIHS students get work exposure

Three Marshall Islands High School student interns standing, center from left, Jessica Jerilong, Tearose Simon and Ranki Anungar, with AMI CFO Ashneel Kumar, far left, and CEO Drauna Waqasokolala. Seated: Rhonda Lamille and Kathleen deBrum. Photo: Hilary Hosia.

Marshall Islands High School student interns are probably the government’s and its state owned enterprises’ greatest asset this past month following the beginning of the school’s practicum program that placed hundreds of students in various government offices.

This week, we encountered two hardworking lads from MIHS 12B who have been tasked by the Public Service Commission to profile all employees under PSC’s mandate. This directive has high school seniors Johnty Briand and Rixie Paul visit multiple agencies the past two weeks, where they took pictures of employees and uploaded their profile into what would be used as a data system for PSC. Each employee provides his or her current contacts and emails, which will be stored and uploaded to PSC’s main database.

The Journal caught Johnty and Rixie in action at the Ministry of Culture and Internal Affairs last Thursday. The duo said they’ve covered 19 agencies so far (not including MOIA) and have the Weather Station, Ministry of Health and Human Services and Ministry of Transportation, Communications and IT left.

Meanwhile at Air Marshall Islands in Uliga student interns Jessica Jerilong, Tearose Simon and Ranki Anungar were busy helping run the local airlines’ daily operation at the Uliga headquarters.

AMI staff Rhonda Lamille praised the students’ overall performance, adding that the students are hard workers and they are well beyond knowledgeable with tasks asked of them.

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