Fourteen third and fourth form students of the Troumaca Ontario Secondary School are now better placed to choose, strategically, careers in the field of information communication technology (ICT).

Digicel SVG partnered with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, through the Ministry of Information to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day 2016 — April 28.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations body responsible for ICTs has designated the fourth Thursday in April each year as International Girls in ICT Day.

The Girls in ICT is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the activity at Digicel’s Call Centre conference room, Digicel’s Marketing Manager, Danielle Cupid said her company is fully committed to the empowerment and development of women, and, as a result, considers the day’s activity extremely vital towards improving female participation and involvement in ICT.

In delivering the feature presentation, Digicel’s Business Solution’s Executive, Diana Caesar highlighted the various ICT related careers within Digicel and ICT occupations that are trending globally. Caesar encouraged the female students to develop a love for technology and view it as a means of executing their daily tasks, and, soon, their jobs, effectively and efficiently.

Digicel’s Business Solutions Manager, Carlon Browne said the company has evolved from a mobile company to a full Telecommunications provider, offering business solutions that are heavily IT based.

Browne explained that Digicel continues to introduce new technologies to Vincentians and local businesses that have resulted in their improved operations and functioning.

He added that among these services are Digicel Eye –a camera surveillance system, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Digicel’s Vehicle Tracking Services and the Disaster Recovery Service where customers can utilize virtual machines at Digicel’s Data Centres to store critical information that may be lost through manmade and/or natural disasters.