The Taiwan Technical Mission, in conjunction with the Division of Adult and Continuing Education, on March 8 began a six-week information technology course at the Sir Louis Straker Learning Resource Centre in Layou.
The IT courses comprise basic level course in the morning and advanced level in the afternoon and each course is two hours long.
Eleven Layou residents have registered to attend the morning session and 22 persons attend the afternoon session.
The basic course is lectured by Jess Huang, ICT project assistant for the TTM. As a veteran IT teacher, Huang imparts simple informatics knowledge such as computer components introduction, typing, internet surfing, Microsoft Office programmes and basic coding.
The advanced level course is facilitated by David Kuo, another ICT project assistant for the TTM. With 6-year IT teaching experience, Kuo will teach the attendees how to use MIT App Inventor program to design smartphone apps.
Taiwan’s ICT industry boasts about three-quarters of the world’s production of PCs, a quarter of the world’s semiconductors and a fifth of the world’s mobile phones. Taiwan owns many research centres and universities which train thousands of IT professionals annually.
As a close ally of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Government of Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have jointly developed several ICT programmes. Both governments are currently implementing an electronic document and records management system (EDRMS) project, which aims to create a digital government in this country.