Union Island youths to learn coding from NTRC

By Admin. Updated 7:56 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Young people ages 13-18 on Union Island are among youths across the country who will have an opportunity to learn coding and application development.

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC), in a press release, said it is hosting its seventh annual summer coding and application development initiative known as the MyApp summer program.

“This year the programs will run for Three (3) weeks each during the summer vacation and are scheduled for the period July 11 – 29, 2022 at the Union Island Secondary School and August 2 – 19, 2022, at the Buccament Bay Secondary School from 9:00am to 3:00pm daily,” the release stated.

The NTRC said: “the program will teach and expose participants between the ages of 13-18 years how to code using a pocket-sized computer known as the micro:bit. The program will also cover an introduction into Robotics where students will learn to construct robots and then use their coding skills to code commands into robots”.

Application forms are available at the office of the NTRC and via the website http://www.ntrc.vc. Deadline for applications is Friday July 1, 2022. A limited number of applications will be accepted and the registration cost for the program is $50 per student.

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