Dominica signs MOU with India to establish Center of Excellence for Information Communication Technology

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Dominica signs MOU with India to establish Center of Excellence for Information Communication Technology by: – October 17, 2011 17 Views   no discussions Hon. Kelver Darroux. (file photo)Dominica will soon be the home of a Center of Excellence for Information Communication Technology.The governments of Dominica and India signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the commencement of the facility which will be located at Bath Estate.Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibilities for Information Technology, Kelver Darroux says the primary function is to provide specialized training in information technology for the country’s youth.“This is a major step because government has realized that the Information Communications Technology sector is very diverse dynamic and we need to take full advantage of the opportunities provided,” he said.Within a two year period, the Indian government is expected to provide free trainers along with all equipment required for the center of excellence, while the government of Dominica will provide the infrastructure, furniture and any additional staff.“We have established a building in Bath Estate where the Ministry of Education used as a storeroom. We are moving forward with the process. We expect that the facility will be established within eight months and we hope that we can provide opportunities for the country’s young people,” he said.He says government will be partnering with the Dominica Sate College in an effort to determine exactly who will be trained.“At the end of the training we are looking forward for the young person’s to become young entrepreneurs as well as to employ young people as well. We know that the ICT sector provides a diversity of skills for our young people and we are hoping that our young people will benefit from this initiative,” he explained.Meantime Darroux said government is also exploring other initiatives to assist the country’s youth.“We can continue to see strides being taken to improving the sector. We know that work has already begun on the new state college and this center of excellence will tie nicely with the new college being an avenue where young people can go out there and be trained in a specific skill where they can be more empowered,” he said.A monetary value has not yet been determined.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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