Baugh welcomes new ICT centre
Published: Thursday | February 12, 2009
"This initiative is important, as it represents progress, consistent with the development of Jamaica's information and communication technology sector plan, as well as Vision 2030, Jamaica's national development plan," Baugh said.
The minister was speaking at the official opening of the centre on the Excelsior Community College campus on Tuesday.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of India and Jamaica on September 3, 2008, to set up the centre here. The MoU, which falls under the Indian Technical Cooperation Programme, includes a US$1-million grant to the Government of Jamaica. The training laboratory, which is equipped with two classrooms for 25 students each, will be provided with courseware to cover 400-600 students per year.