ICT Roadshow kicks off with outreach event

- Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ICT Roadshow kicks off with outreach event

The Caribbean ICT Roadshow has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago, according to online newspaper Caribbean News Now.

Trinidad became the latest country to host the Caribbean ICT Roadshow, which began January 5 with a community outreach event hosted by the Siparia Regional Corporation.

The event consisted of a full day of training and education workshops, and more than 200 students and 100 adults attended. Directed toward students, parents and teachers, the even received support from the national information and communications technology company (iGovTT) and the state-controlled telco TSTT, as well as companies including Digicel, Scotiabank and First Citizens Bank.

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The Roadshow will continue in Trinidad through January with programs and events throughout the country in communities such as Sangre Grande, Moruga, Couva and San Fernando. It will close with a three-day session in capital Port of Spain from February 9-11.

The ICT Roadshow is a regional initiative put on by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and is designed to raise awareness about innovative uses of ICT in government, business and social development. According to the CTU, it aligns with efforts to increase public awareness of the value and positive role technology can play in Caribbean development.