School teachers trained in preparation for use of laptops
August 29, 2014

School teachers trained in preparation for use of laptops

St Vincent and the Grenadines National Centre of Technological Innovation (SVGNCTI) continues to fulfill its commitment to provide quality ICT training to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

As part of the “One Laptop per Student” initiative, each secondary school student received a laptop from the Government. SVGNCTI is proud to be a part of this initiative by providing ICT training for the secondary school teachers who will be teaching these secondary school students.

During the period July 28 to August 22, over 640 secondary school teachers were effectively trained in ICT Pioneer, Windows 8 and 8.1 PRO, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint 2013, Acer Classroom Management and Integrating ICT in the classrooms (ICT Integration). This training will prove invaluable in enhancing the delivery of their lessons.

To effectively complete the training, several secondary schools throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines were utilized. These included Georgetown Secondary, North Union Secondary, St Clair Dacon Secondary, Central Leeward Secondary, Troumaca Secondary, Bethel High Secondary, Girls’ High School, Saint Martin Secondary, Bequia Community High, Emmanuel High Mespo, Union Island Secondary, St Vincent Grammar School, and Dr J P Eustace Secondary schools. In addition, the training was completed at the SVGNCTI headquarters, located upstairs the old Banana Growers Association Building on Sharpe Street.

SVGNCTI recently became an accredited Association of Business Executives (ABE) institution, offering diplomas in business courses. It is also a British Computer School (BCS) Chartered Institute of IT approved college, offering IT qualification, while nurturing its partnership with Microsoft, CompTIA, Pearson VUE and Prometric. This ensures that persons who are interested in gaining a global qualification, while training locally, are afforded the opportunity to do so at an affordable price. In addition, Level 1 QuickBooks training is also offered by SVGNCTI.

The ICT training was possible through the aid of Digicel and the collaboration of the Ministry of Education.