Digital jobs to be strengthened in Haiti

An updated training program for ICT practitioners aims for Haitians to be locally and globally competitive.

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Latin America and Caribbean Network (LACNIC), the Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean, led a program that offers workshops and technical skills training for Haitians to be more competitive in the digital job market in the country.

According to Caribbean News Now, LACNIC had carried out this type of program called Ayitic since 2013, which has assisted over 300 Haitian ICT practitioners. This year, they are aiming to exponentially expand the project.

In the same report, a representative from LACNIC said:  “In this new phase, Ayitic is going global, adding important innovations such as technical courses delivered via an e-learning platform, training for women in digital data management, and efforts aimed at inserting participants in digital employment markets.”

Carolina Caeiro, cooperation project coordinator at LACNIC added that this initiative also aims for Haitians’ skills to be competitive internationally. “The goal of these transformations is that, in addition to promoting Internet development at the local level, the initiative will help promote the digital services market, creating new job opportunities in both local and international markets, in the latter case through the outsourcing of services,” she said.

Training workshops specifically for young women ages 18 to 25 will be offered as well to empower female tech entrepreneurs to start and find job opportunities in the country and abroad.

This project is also supported by the Canadian government’s public corporation, the International Development Research Centre, that aids communities in solving social, economic, and environmental concerns.

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