Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (March 8, 2018) – TeAndra Thomas, Junior Energy Production Engineer and Caltricia Hamilton-Evans, T&D Engineering Assistant at FortisTCI, received a pleasant surprise on Thursday, March 8 when Hon. Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, Hon. Goldray Ewing visited the company and made a special presentation to them for being trailblazers and excelling in career paths considered unconventional for women.
The Premier and Minister recognized the women in observance of International Women’s Day.
TeAndra began her career as an intern at FortisTCI and received a scholarship from the company in 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2015, and returned to the company to pursue a long-term career. She is one of three engineering scholarship recipients that the company has awarded.
Caltricia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Alabama A & M University in Huntsville, Alabama, USA in 2009.
FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell stated, “On this International Woman’s Day, FortisTCI is proud of the contribution of women at every level of the Company. We have worked hard at achieving gender diversity and creating a working environment where talent is the only qualification. We are particularly proud of TeAndra and Caltricia for choosing careers in non-traditional areas. They are examples for all young people in the Turks and Caicos Islands, particularly young women.”
TeAndra and Caltricia are currently the only women engineers on staff at FortisTCI, but the Company continues to work at increasing the number of women in technical positions through training and scholarships.