An information community technology (ICT) lab has been opened by the Social Development Ministry.
The lab is attached to the adult education programme (AEP), located at the programme’s Lifelong Learning Centre at Omardeen Building, Cipero Street San Fernando.
In a release, the ministry said this is the first ever lab of its kind. It said the lab, which will be owned and operated by the government through the ministry, is an initiative being carried out in collaboration with the Digicel Foundation.
The ministry said the initiative forms part of the Government’s strategy to revitalize the national economy and increase resilience and sustainability among vulnerable populations.
Ten desktop computers donated by the foundation will be made available to the 55 people registered for ICT studies in the 2020 edition of the programme.
The computers cost approximately US$5,000.
Speaking at the opening of the lab, Minister Donna Cox said the exercise is symbolic of the greater good which can come out of alliances between the State and the private sector, especially within this period of unprecedented global developments.
She thanked Digicel Foundation for partnering with the Ministry to ensure that no person is left behind, while empowering TT’s human capital and building a resilient framework for a brighter and more prosperous future.