Ministry of Science and Technology hosts 4th ICT for Seniors Programme

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 Friday, July 17, 2015

The Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of the People and Social Development, will host its fourth ICT for Seniors Programme on Wednesday 22nd July, 2015 at Skinner’s Park, San Fernando. This Programme is part of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s thrust to ensure that all citizens are included and are provided with greater access to information and communication technology (ICT) and can use these technologies to improve their quality of life. This Programme follows successful programmes which were held last year in Port of Spain, Couva and Valencia.

The Ministry of Science and Technology is of the firm belief that if determined and substantial efforts are made, ICTs can become an effective tool to allow seniors to play a greater part in society. This session therefore will introduce the senior citizens to communications tools such as email, Skype, Facebook and teach them how to access government services via the ttconnect platform and electronic banking services. There will also be dynamic presentations from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on cybercrime, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago on consumer protection and other interactive displays and sessions from state agencies and private sector companies.

Dr. the Honourable Rupert Griffith, Minister of Science and Technology underscores that the programme helps to foster a more seamless movement of seniors into the digital life. He affirms “What the ICT for Seniors programme really does, is provide an important avenue to support active ageing. The use of ICTs is an opportune means of promoting life-long learning while creating benefits across different generations, bringing young people and seniors together and tackling the “digital divide.”
ICT for Seniors is a free event and interested persons must register by calling the Ministry of the People and Social Development’s Older Persons Information Centre (OPIC) at 800-6742 or 625-9221 ext. 3449, 3630 or 3634. This programme begins at 9.00 a.m. and ends at  3.00 p.m.

 

Friday, July 17, 2015

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