The initial group of GVI Financial Fellows has triumphantly concluded their 2-year tenure, transitioning into the professional realm.
The Director of the Office of Management & Budget, Jenifer O’Neal, heralded the graduation of the pioneering cohort of GVI Fellows. Over the past two years, they’ve been immersed in pivotal government agencies.
Among the 12 academic achievers enlisted in 2021, seven engaged in enriching assignments within the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Finance, and the Office of Disaster Recovery. Their half-yearly rotations through these departments provided a spectrum of tasks, practical training, and fostered a network of proficient associates. A statement from the Government House conveyed that the Fellows concluded the program with augmented capabilities to contribute positively to the government and their communities.
At a recent recognition ceremony, the Fellows unveiled their cornerstone project to Governor Albert Bryan Jr., – a report spotlighting avenues for procedural enhancement within the government. The disclosure noted that their hands-on experiences within assigned agencies empowered them with the discernment to tackle issues and pinpoint opportunities for reform. Governor Bryan accentuated that the GVI Fellows initiative is a fragment of the administration’s enduring “connecting the dots” vision for the youth, commencing from early education. He outlined a “pipeline” commencing with Head Start, advancing through the GVI Fellows program for initial government employment, to first-time homeownership via the VI Slice Program, which is yet to fully launch.
Post the cohort’s culmination in late September, governmental departments had the avenue to recruit from this group of young individuals, now endowed with a distinctive skillset apt for government roles. “I am elated to reveal that the lion’s share of the inaugural cohort has embraced full-time position offers,” remarked Ms. O’Neal. She added that those who have welcomed the offers are “poised to embark on their professional journeys within various central government agencies.”
Earlier this year, a third batch of Fellows was welcomed into the fold.