Students graduate from SVGNCTI third edition summer programme
September 7, 2012
Students graduate from SVGNCTI third edition summer programme

The parents and guardians of 175 students were commended for their support, as the third edition of the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Centre of Technological Innovation (SVGNCTI) summer programme ended on August 24.{{more}}

All but one of the 175 students enrolled in the programme turned up at the institute, situated at Diamond Estate, for the closing of the six-week exercise, which saw them trained in basic information, communication and technology skills.

The organizers and other officials of the programme, which is in its third year, applauded the parents for ensuring their children attended the workshop, which was considered highly successful in its bid to gear the children for the future.

Minister of Social Development Frederick Stephenson reminded the parents of the importance of their children becoming actively involved in ICT, on which he said the current administration continues to place heavy emphasis.

He also reminded the parents that they are responsible for monitoring the activities of their children on the Internet, and said he hoped the students continued their training in the field of ICT.

Other speakers at the graduation ceremony, including manager of Child Fund SVG Lennox Daisley, echoed Stephenson’s sentiments.

Daisley said that the training in ICT was very critical for the upcoming generation, and that his organization would be willing to continue its assistance to the programme.

Board member of the SVGNCTI Curtis Greaves said he hoped the children would make a positive contribution to society, using the training they received at the workshop.

During the workshop, the children were trained at various levels, in areas such as introduction to computers, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheets. (JJ)