Training & Certification Scholarships Support D’Hub Initiative
San Francisco (July 27, 2023) – Linux Foundation Training and Certification has teamed up with the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Digital Transformation to provide eLearning courses and IT certification opportunities as part of the Ministry’s Developers’ Hub Initiative, branded as D’Hub.
D’Hub is designed to empower local developers with the tools, resources and support needed to drive innovative and impactful digital solutions. A key component of this is skill development. Linux Foundation Training & Certification is providing access to more than 30 open source related eLearning courses and a dozen IT certifications. Established professionals will now have the opportunities to develop their skills and those looking to start a tech career can enhance their resumes. These courses are offered at no cost to the individual user.
“I believe that education changes lives and, as a fellow TT national, I’m confident that this initiative, along with the Foundation’s support, will have a direct, positive impact on the citizens of T&T,” said Clyde Seepersad, SVP and General Manager, Linux Foundation Training & Certification. “It is an honor for me and the Foundation to be able to assist the Ministry, the country and its citizens through open source tech education with these scholarships.”
At present, D’Hub enables, supports and hosts the collaborative efforts of local developers – individual developers, small development teams and micro-enterprises. Eventually, the services will be offered to secondary school students. At the moment, it is open to anyone aged 18 and older. Quarterly release plans are in place to continually expand the platform and increase accessibility for all nationals.
“This three-year program will provide opportunities for creative, innovative and committed problem solvers to develop and enhance their software development competencies,” said Hassel Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation. “It will support developers who are willing to propose and implement ingenious solutions and business ideas to address important governmental, social, economic and environmental gaps and challenges.”
In addition to training, D’Hub offers easy access to developer tools, challenges that call on citizens to develop solutions for creating easy online access to government services and networking opportunities. Future plans include the build out of physical Innovation Spaces that will provide access to up-to-date technology for D’Hub participants as well as the creation of Incubators and Accelerators.
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About the Ministry of Digital Transformation
The Ministry of Digital Transformation is committed to propelling Trinidad and Tobago into a technologically advanced era, benefiting citizens, businesses, and the economy as a whole. The Ministry operates under three key pillars: Digital Society, Digital Economy, and Digital Government. These pillars form the foundation of the Ministry’s mission to digitize information, streamline processes, and catalyze business and strategic transformation through digital technology. The focus areas include ensuring affordable access to ICTs for all citizens, growing the ICT Sector’s GDP contribution through collaborative efforts, and enhancing government services and operational efficiency.