More than 30 young Barbadians learned basic skills for developing successful mobile apps and producing high-quality digital photography at a special workshop facilitated by the BrightPath Foundation, in collaboration with Columbus Communications.
A mix of small business owners and entrepreneurs assembled at the Cave Hill School of Business for BrightPath’s TechLink, a regional technology education program offering training in digital content creation and business development.
Bevil Wooding, executive director of BrightPath Foundation, described TechLink as “practical training in technology-related skills to communities across the region.”
“Making the shift from digital consumers to digital producers is important for creating the jobs and businesses of the future. How successfully we build the digital Caribbean of tomorrow depends on how well we build our technical capacity today,” Wooding said.
Facilitators Stephen Lee, Mark Headley and Juma Bannister led the sessions of the one-day workshop.
“What makes TechLink unique is that it really gets participants to see the impact they can have as content creators in whatever medium they choose,” Lee said.
Lee, CEO of ArkiTechs Inc, an IT services company, is a Jamaica-born BrightPath volunteer. He led participants through the fundamentals of mobile app development.
His eager young students were visibly and audibly enthused by the opportunity to get hands-on training.
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