Three employees of the Tobago House of Assembly have returned home after attending computer-related courses in India under the Technical Cooperation Agreement with the Government of India.
The employees met Chief Secretary Orville London and Coordinator of the THA Strategic Oversight Unit Rennie Dumas on Thursday to discuss their achievement.
The three are Mauricia Edward, Computer Technologist in the Division of Education, Youth and Sport who spent one month at NIIT Limited in New Delhi doing a Database Administration and E-Commerce course; Brian Gray, Library Assistant at the Scarborough Library who did a three-month course in Advance Multi Media at the Centre for Development and Advance Computerisation in Mohali; and Joel Waldron, Accounts Clerk at the Division of Settlements and Labour who spent one month at the Aptech Institute in New Delhi doing a Web designing course. A fourth employee to benefit from the agreement, Akiesha Phillips, Research Assistant in the Department of Planning leaves on January 30 2011 for Hyderabad to do a Geographical Information Survey course at the Geographical Survey Institute of India.
London said he was heartened to hear of the results of the courses done by the three, adding that not many people in Tobago were aware of the programme sponsored wholly by the Indian government. He was high in praise for the Indian High Commissioner Malay Mishra who made the Assembly aware of the opportunities for Tobagonians to benefit from the agreement signed between the Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and India.
Selection to participate in the programme requires that the course selected must be in the area of study, the candidate is able to use the new knowledge gained on the job and he or she must be able to pass this knowledge to others within the work environment. The participant must also be medically fit, accepted by the institution and have a working knowledge of English.