Nevis Seniors Learn Computer Skills
February 08, 2016
Seniors of St. James Parish, Nevis are expected to benefit from Computer Training Course by learning new skills and techniques said Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, Mr. Keith Glasgow. This remark was made during the opening ceremony of the Basic Computer Skills Course for Seniors on February 01 2016. The Course, a joint coordination of the Departments of Education and Social Services is facilitated at the Violet OJ Nicholls (VOJN) Primary School Computer Laboratory.
Mr. Glasgow also said the Ministry is giving its full support to trainees and trainers during this second phase of computer training.
“I want to wish both trainers and trainees tremendous success in this endeavor as we embark on the second Course which is so very important because of the type of technological environment that we are living in.”
Meanwhile, Coordinator of the Senior Citizens’ Division, Mrs. Garcia Hendrickson said the Basic Computer Skills Class comprised of 11 registered seniors and three caregivers. She informed the Department that the idea of the computer courses was conceived on the premise that Seniors should be able to use electronic communication when connecting with loved ones abroad.
Training started with the St. Johns’ and St. Georges Recreational Group and now is afforded to the St. James Seniors Recreational Group. These training sessions are expected to extend over an eight week period said Hendrickson.
During this ceremony, Coordinator of Adult and Continuing Education Officer, Mrs. Adina Taylor further welcomed the Seniors “to the wonderful world of computer.” In a brief overview of the course she said “You’ll learn how to boot up your computer, to send Email, you’ll be reading the news, and keeping up with everything that is going on around you.”