GTT announces $18M for STEM education

-launches technology summit

Phone company GTT yesterday launched a technology summit with a pledge of $18m for the development of STEM education in the country.

The announcement  of the $18m for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education was made at the Innov8 Summit launch, GTT’s technology Expo which will be hosted at the Marriott Hotel on March 24-27.

GTT’s CEO, Justin Nedd, said that $8M of the Innov8 Initiative Fund will be dedicated to the STEM Guyana organisation, to boost its continued work of training youth in coding and robotics.

According to a release from the phone company, under the initiative, several schools across Guyana will also benefit from free internet service provided by GTT. The first three schools are the Lusignan, Sophia and Paradise Primaries.

The Summit will have two events; the first titled Innov8 Expo, will be held on March 24 to 25 and the second, Innov8 Business Forum will be on March 27. The goal of both events is to showcase the diversity of technology and its impact on life in Guyana.

It will also feature international speakers from Google and other industry trailblazers, the release said.

Innov8 Summit is an “open house’ which will enable visitors to experience the innovations GTT has to offer. GTT, the release said, will display technology possibilities available in ways never seen before. Features that the Innov8 Expo visitors will experience are:  hands-on-robotics, online gaming, a gaming tournament, animation, smart gadgets and a smart home.

The Innov8 Business Forum on March 27 will feature GTT’s newest enterprise solutions. “GTT’s ongoing investment in technology and leadership is instrumental in the development of the Guyanese ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) sector and has created a platform for innovators to power their innovations”, said Nedd.

The event is free to the public and tickets are available on GTT’s new paperless ticketing portal called GTT Tix To Go which was introduced for the first time at the press conference yesterday.

GTT strategic partners will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive booth spaces to showcase their products. Interested companies can email innov8@gtt.co.gy for further details.

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