First Lady, Sandra Granger on Tuesday afternoon declared open an Information Technology (IT) and vocational skills training programme for the youths of Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara.
A release from the Ministry of the Presidency said that the event was held at the Golden Grove, Nabaclis, Haslington Community Centre, which is also the venue of the 13-week training programme.
In addition to IT training, the participants, who include high school students and out of school youth, will also benefit from remedial Mathematics and English courses. Sessions on sexual and reproductive health, office ethics and microenterprise development will also be presented.
Mrs. Granger spoke of how vital IT is for advancement in today’s world.
“You will be learning not only how to communicate using IT, but also how to conduct yourself in the workplace… It is a workshop, which we hope will give you the tools to shape your lives and be everything that you want to be,” the First Lady said, according to the release.
Regional Vice Chairman, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four), Earl Lambert said that this initiative fits into the Administration’s overall vision of creating a more technology-savvy and educated population and urged the participants to make the most of this opportunity.
The classes commenced yesterday and will run until August 2. Sessions will be held three days per week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 15:30h to 19:30h.