Kace Wales, Bermuda College
The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) has hired a new intern.
Kace Wales is a 17-year-old from Sandys who is studying on the associate of arts (business administration) programme at Bermuda College. He is a graduate of CedarBridge Academy, where he was a junior student leader and prefect, and previously attended Sandys Secondary Middle School where he was deputy head boy. He studied for his International Baccalaureate at the United World College in Pune, India, having earned a full scholarship from the school as the top Bermudian candidate.
Wales, who aspires to a career in the insurance industry, will remain with the ABIR team until early September. During his internship, he will learn about Bermuda's international re/insurance market, spend time with member companies, help organise an intern event and provide member services and operations support.
Kace has already gained some insurance knowledge by attending the Special Topics in Insurance: Foundations of Bermuda’s International Re/Insurance Sector lecture series earlier this year. That free, virtual event was jointly hosted by ABIR, Bermuda College, and St. John’s University, with attendance surpassing expectations.
John Huff, president and chief executive officer at ABIR, said: “Kace is an impressive young man, who is already showing great enthusiasm. He is eager, responsible and has a genuine interest in the industry.”
Kace said his interest in insurance has grown over the last two years. “I was advised to take this Special Topics in Insurance course. I wasn’t sure about it beforehand, but ended up really loving it,” he said.
“Many teens look at the industry and think you need to be a mathematician to work in insurance, as an actuary or an underwriter. What I learned from the course is that there are different kinds of jobs available – the industry needs attorneys, marketing agents and human resources teams.”
Kace enjoys photography and videography, and before the pandemic enjoyed cricket and volunteered at the Lorraine Rest Home in Warwick, preparing meals, reading to residents and conversing with them.
Kace will complete his Bermuda College course next spring and is considering his options for further education.
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