Bureau of Standards hosts regional IT workshop
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) in collaboration with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) today commenced a three-day regional training course for ISO User Administrators in several CARICOM member state countries.
The course will provide hands-on practical training in the use of ISO Global Directory and other electronic services for Member Body User Administrators (MBUA). The objective is to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to manage the tasks required of an MBUA.
Opening the event at the Marriott Hotel, Director of GNBS, Candelle Walcott-Bostwick commended the training initiative and noted that it will aid in each country’s development. “The application of the ISO standards will facilitate the development of our respective economies by ensuring the acceptance of products and services globally for economic development,” Walcott-Bostwick said.
She noted that in light of the new-found oil in Guyana, the workshop is critical for changing the landscape of the country’s development:
“ISO standards and the involvement in its development will be of critical importance to the development of our local products and services. And with the advancement in technology, the use of IT tools is one of the main objectives of our economies.”
The director encouraged all participants to implement the tools being taught at the workshop in their countries.
ISO training Facilitator, Francois Melville also described the workshop as critical for each country’s development. “The role of the user administrator is like an enabler, which means your role is very primordial in the way that you enable people to join ISO meetings and to access the ISO applications.”
The three-day training workshop will see participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. It is expected to end on November 1.
Images by Jameel Mohamed.