First Lady, Sandra Granger on Monday declared open the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Training Programme for over 30 participants in Lethem, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine).
A release from the Ministry of the Presidency said that the three-week training programme, conducted by the Office of the First Lady in collaboration with the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) and the Ministry of Social Protection, will take place in the dormitory of the St. Ignatius Secondary School, St. Ignatius Village.
Mrs. Granger urged the participants to pursue education relentlessly in order to adapt to technological changes.
The First Lady also encouraged the participants to take the workshop seriously as the certificate awarded upon completion carries weight.
“Some of the graduates have already been employ-ed by the National Data Management Authority to do data entry… People have gotten employment… This certificate is a serious certificate which is signed and recognised by the Board of Industrial Training… and this is recognised, not only in Guyana, but regionally… This is a serious certificate and I would like you to address it with the seriousness that we have put into it,” she said, according to the release.
Regional Chairman, Brian Allicock encouraged the participants to build a solid support
system among themselves and to absorb as much as they can during the training.
Mayor of Lethem, Kerry Jarvis told the participants that quitting is not an option while learning this new skill. “Quitters never win and winners never quit.
Stay focused on the task at hand… If you do not put 100 percent into it, you cannot get 100 percent out of it… I encourage the participants to use this new found knowledge, after completion, to do good for yourselves and to thrive if you are seeking employment or planning to create something for yourselves, like a business,” he said.