ICT coding camps see significant accomplishments in 2019
− more investments for 2020 – Min. Hughes
-“We realised that by 2025, 70% of the jobs in the world will require some knowledge of ICT.”
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, December 5, 2019
The Ministry of Public Telecommunications is doing its part to usher in a more technologically advanced Guyana.
The Hon. Catherine Hughes Minister of Public Telecommunications told the Department of Public Information in an exclusive interview that this government has made significant investments in youth in technology.
She noted that her ministry successfully facilitated comprehensive training in ‘ICT coding’ for teen ages 9-15 this year, providing them with skills in website designs and code writing.
“We are happy to say that we have certification for these courses; we actually have business and a trainer on our staff. The Technical, Vocational Education and Training is an important aspect of what we are doing; we are not training just to say we have done a small training course, it’s very comprehensive and it is a competency-based training,” she stated.
According to Minister Hughes, this was just one of the projects commenced under her ministry, and it has already seen tremendous results.
The training took the form of a camp over 12 weeks at several locations across the country.