CARICOM Girls In ICT Partnership launches career webinar series Friday

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The CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership begins a webinar series on STEM/STEAM Careers on Friday, 15 September 2023.

The webinar series will run from 15 September – 30 November 2023, every Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m, (AST). The series will be held under the theme ‘Empowering Young Women in the Digital Age’. While it will focus on promoting the empowerment and advancement of young women in the context of the ever-evolving digital landscape, boys and young men, parents, guardians, teachers and non-governmental organisations are also invited to join the discussions.

Ms. Tiffani Teachey will deliver the keynote address at the launch. A highly accomplished individual with a strong background in STEM and advocacy, Ms. Teachey is a Senior Mechanical Engineer, STEM advocate, TEDx international speaker, and best-selling author of various books, including those focusing on STEM careers and women’s empowerment. She is also a radio show host and podcast host, promoting literature and discussions related to engineering and women in the field.

The CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership comprises Ministries of ICT, Youth, Education and Gender in CARICOM Member States and Associate Members, and regional and international organisations. Those organisations are: Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Inc, European Union – Guyana, STEM Guyana, Women and Gender Equality Commission (WGEC) – Guyana, Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), University of Guyana, University of the West Indies, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), CARICOM Youth Ambassadors corp. (CYAP), Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organization (CANTO), and Caribbean Cybersecurity Centre (CCSC).

CARICOM Ministers responsible for ICT had endorsed the partnership in November 2019. They recognised that a regional partnership was a good initiative to advance the work to attract more youth of the Region to ICT and STEM careers to support CARICOM resilience. The webinar series is one of the activities that will fulfill the objectives of the Partnership’s Action Plan which CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for Information and Communication Technology approved in February last year at a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).

Please see details below to access the webinar launch:

Zoom Meeting Information

Launch Day – CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership Career Series

Meeting ID: 818 9842 7996  | Passcode: 592140

Use the details to join the Webinar Series:

Series (Recurring)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 9381 9949 | Passcode: 220923

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