| On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, fifteen (15) persons recently completed a Fibre Optic Install practical session, in Fibre Preparation and Fusion Splicing through JD Carn ICT Guyana Incorporated, offered by the Board of Industrial Training.
The ICT agency started collaborating with the BIT in 2020, and during the period 2020-2021, trained a total of thirty-two (32) persons, who graduated in ETA Fibre Optic Install programme. However, the physical demanding programme mostly saw male graduates and the agency is now calling on females to join classes, since it is financially rewarding within the Information Technology (IT) and Telecom agencies.
JD Carn is not just a training agency but also caters to its graduates getting employed by major telecommunication companies in Guyana, whether sub-contract or permanently.
Out of the 32-BIT graduates, 16 were engaged for employment placements. However, eight went onto further studies and the other eight were gainfully employed as Technicians, Splicers and Service Delivery Technicians at leading IT companies such as, JD Carn, GTT and the Guyana Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Fibre Optic Backbone.
In total of the 32 beneficiaries that received their certificates in Fibre Optic Install, thanks to the Board of Industrial Training, fifteen trainees are expected to complete the 2022 programme by September 15, which will bring the total beneficiaries under BIT’s umbrella to 47.
PC| Technical Officer, Mr. Jason Clarke.
(Board of Industrial Training, Public Relations Department).