Fifty-seven young people last Thursday graduated from the Buxton Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop and the Buxton Youth Development remedial programme.
A release from the Ministry of the Presidency said that both of which are held under the auspices of the Office of the First Lady.
Twenty-four high school students and out-of-school youth graduated from the ICT workshop, which is held in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection. Further, the remedial programme, which is sponsored by the Office of the First Lady, saw 33 high and low achieving Grades 2-6 students, drawn from the Buxton, Company Road and Friendship Primary schools graduating. The ceremony was held at the Friendship Primary School, East Coast Demerara.
The ICT workshop is certified by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) and equips graduates with basic ICT skills.
“Some of the graduates in our ICT workshops have been employed by the National Data Management Authority… The world is open to you because computer skills will be required for 75 percent of the jobs in the world. So think about it and keep that skills going, use it or lose it,” the First Lady said during the graduation ceremony, according to DPI.