Grenada’s Prime Minister, Hon. Tillman Thomas has appealed for greater use to be made of the country’s ICT Center for Excellence and Innovation (ICEI).
“I urge you to make full use of the ICT Centre for Excellence and Innovation. Get yourself trained; train your staff or contribute to the training of our nation’s youth,” the Prime Minister said as he addressed a recent regional ICT workshop in Grenada.
“We must develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among our people in order to make Grenada the ICT hub for our region,” the Prime Minister said, noting that the establishment of the Center is an important tool in training Grenada’s youth to take advantage of the opportunities available in the global market.
The Prime Minister, under whose portfolio ICT falls, has reiterated his government’s support for the project which is also available to students from the OECS and other Caribbean territories.
The ICT Center was one of the main areas of discussion recently between the Prime Minister and the Trinidad based Indian High Commissioner to Grenada, His Excellency Malay Mishra, whose government was the main partner in the setting up of the facility.
Two Indian experts are currently here providing assistance in the development of software and other forms of training available at the ICEI, which is housed at the headquarters of the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), at Frequente.
The Center, will next week announce a major undertaking with an international telecommunications manufacturer for the development of mobile applications.