Technology workshops for Fishermen’s Co-op

The sessions will coach participants on the use of modern devices to conduct online transactions.

The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs will join the rest of the world in the observance of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), tomorrow.

The observance will be held under the Consumers International (CI) theme “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age – Building a Digital World Consumers Can Trust.”

In recognition of this international event, the Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Bankers Association has planned a training workshop titled Seniors and Youth in Technology (SAY IT). The workshop targets members of the Gros Islet Fishermen’s Co-operative Society, and will focus on the use of the auto teller machines (ATMs) and online banking.

The objective of the activity is to help member organizations islandwide, understand the basics of modern day devices particularly smart phones and computers, and also learn how to use these devices to conduct online transactions.

Three evening training workshop sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday March 14, 15 and 16, respectively at the Gros Islet Secondary School. The sessions will be held from 4:30 – 6 p.m., and will take the form of a classroom setting where every participant will be assigned a mentor so as to give each of them a hands-on approach to facilitate their knowledge and understanding of the technology.

Hon. Lenard Montoute, District Representative for Gros Islet and Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government will be in attendance at this initial phase of the training workshop, piloted in Gros Islet. Similar training workshops will be replicated in other communities islandwide.

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