CASTRIES, St Lucia, Mar. 26, CMC – The World Bank is funding a series of training workshops intended to strengthen St.Lucia's information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
The workshops are part of a wider Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP), project run by the ministry of public service, information and broadcasting, in collaboration with the ministry of education.
They will provide orientation and accreditation to eligible institutions or individuals who are interested in conducting training for an upcoming ICT skills development programme, which covers several areas including multimedia production, data operations, applications development, computer graphics, as well as system analysis and design.
The workshops will prepare trainers to complete the proposal submission process. More than 20 prospective trainers from across the island took part in the first workshop, earlier this month. Participants said they were satisfied with the workshop and felt more confident about submitting proposals.
Funded by the International Development Association of the World Bank and coordinated by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), CARCIP helps governments and private sector to harmonise the development of critical telecommunications infrastructure in three participating Eastern Caribbean countries — Grenada, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.