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DIA Labs Pilot Cohort Launch
May 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Excerpted from: The Trust for the Americas joins the Caribbean School of Data initiative to train 100 young people in digital and data skills during 2020
The Trust for the Americas, through its local partner, the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE), will kickstart the Caribbean School of Data online training module for the first cohort of 25 students on May 18th 2020.
The Caribbean School of Data (CSOD) is an initiative of the Caribbean Open Institute (COI), that seeks to develop a comprehensive and sustainable digital/data literacy program aimed at underserved populations within the Caribbean. Some of the CSOD’s goals include building a stronger data culture across the region and creating essential employment skills for the emerging digital economy.
The long-term goal of the CSOD is to develop a comprehensive and sustainable “data literacy” program that will facilitate greater awareness, attitudes, competencies and capacity to build a stronger data culture across the Caribbean. Through this specific initiative, the CSOD will create employability and economic opportunities for at-risk youth across the Caribbean through digital literacy and data skills training.
Rodrigo Iriani, Project Manager of the DIA Lab mentioned “The ultimate goal of the DIA Program is to bring innovation to people. This means having youth engaged and contributing to their own development and that of their communities. The DIA Urban Lab and the CSOD partnership is another proof of the potential of using data to foster progress in the Caribbean”.
ILE has trained three facilitators to guide the first cohort of 25 students that will complete the training in 10-12 weeks. By the end of 2020, ILE will train 100 young people in the CSOD module.
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The DIA Labs act as a local implementation agent through their relationship with the CSOD’s Jamaican Country Lead Partner – the Mona School of Business and Management