MCE Visits Girls In ICT Training Centre.

Girls in ICT

Girls in ICT

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly, Isaac Dasmani in the company of the Municipal Director of Education, Madam Mary Vida Kwofie visited the Girls in ICT ( GIICT )Training Centre.

The programme forms part of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) initiative to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.

The students were being trained in coding, using tools like CSS, HTML among others.

The programme seeks to train about One thousand girls in the Western North and Western Regions this year. The second batch which commenced on 6th September and ended on 10th September 2021 trained Nine Hundred (900) girls from nine (9) districts in the Western North Region and Hundred (100) girls from the Prestea Huni Valley Municipal in the Western Region.

Addressing the participants during the training, Hon. Isaac Dasmani encouraged the participants to take the training seriously as it is one of the skills that most employers look out for.

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Upon the completion of the training, there will be a district competition to select 10 girls from the district to participate in the Regional Competition.

GIRLS IN ICT Training and Competition is an annual programme introduced by the Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful as part of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) initiative to encourage girls and young women between the ages of 13 and 21 years to pursue technology and Engineering courses to build careers in digital space.

 

Source: Matilda Ansah/ISD/capitalnewsonline.com

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