36 certified in ICT training in Region 2
DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 3, 2020
Thirty-six residents from across Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region 2) are now certified after completing an Information Communication Technology (ICT) hinterland capacity-building train-the-trainers programme.
Participants of the initiative were drawn from residents, including nurses, teachers, village councillors, and community workers who all endured seven days of intense lectures.
The lessons were led by Keshav Chowbay and Indrawattie Arti with the participants being divided into categories matching their ICT competence.
Education Officer attached to the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, Valencia Wren said with the new skils, the graduates can now return to their communities and train villagers.
“I can tell you; they are very competent in HTML and building websites. Some of these participants never held a computer,” she explained.
Each participant also received a digital tablet, compliments of the telecommunications ministry.
The Coalition Government, through the ministry, has been pursuing its goal of establishing information and technology in every part of Guyana.
With Minister the Hon. Catherine Hughes at its helm, thousands of Guyanese were able to benefit from ICT Hub and training programmes under this sector. Over 175 ICT hubs were set up last year.