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Students, entrepreneurs beef up technology skills

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One of the TechLink facilitators explaining digital photography to students.

Students from Combermere School, Springer Memorial and Queen’s College as well as local entrepreneurs are today learning and sharpening their technology skills.

They’re taking part in TechLink Barbados, an initiative of Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Limited and the Brightpath Foundation programme.

The programme, first introduced in Grenada last year, aims to provide communities with access to knowledge and practical technical skills necessary to adapt and apply technology.

Shelly Ann Hee Chung

Shelly Ann Hee Chung

Speaking during this morning’s opening ceremony at the Cave Hill School of Business, Shelly Ann Hee Chung, vice president of sales and marketing for the  Eastern Caribbean for Columbus said that two sessions would be held – Youth Digital Photography and Introduction to Mobile Apps.

The youth session, she explained, is teaching students about creative and productive application of digital photography, while small business operators and entrepreneurs are learning how mobile applications can be applied to increase personal productivity and business efficiency.

Initiatives like TechLink benefits individuals and communities by enabling us us to solve our own problems and create our own opportunities. It creates independence, inspiring us to take risks and encourages global involvement and it is that sense of independence – of resourcefulness – that is so intertwined with the Columbus legacy and ingrained in our corporate culture and we are proud to now have the opportunity to enable the wide community to adopt these same values,” she said.

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