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Corporate Hands | NCB sponsors summer work programme

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
From left: Calico Challenge participant Jhamali Vassell shares lens with Jordan Jones, mentor and chaperone, Palisadoes Foundation, along with fellow participants Shannika Jackson and Cleon Mullings. The three students benefited from the Palisadoes Foundation third annual Calico Challenge, a summer work and study programme for students studying computer science in Jamaica. Participating students get paid a stipend of US$1,500 for their successful progress, which they receive incrementally based on the achievement of their designated milestones. The NCB Foundation (NCBF) sponsored US$5,000 towards the initiative, of which US$3,000 was designated for two Jamaican students to get a mentored internship opportunity, and US$2,000 in support of the Palisadoes Foundation Research Grant programme, which seeks to provide aid to Jamaican universities that have a faculty dedicated to software engineering research, with an emphasis on open-source coding.