Published: 2:27 PM on May 16, 2019
Fujitsu Caribbean (Trinidad) Limited hosted their annual Girls In ICT Day Open House on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Five (5) of SBCS’ Computing learners were invited to participate, where Fujitsu’s Women in Technology shared their experience in the industry and sought to inspire the girls in attendance towards a career in ICT, among other activities.
Senior ICT Lecturer, Sheena Sylvester led the SBCS GLI contingent, which comprised of learners from our BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing programme:
The annual Open House is one of Fujitsu’s contributions to the global commemoration of ITU’s International Girls in ICT Day. This is held annually on the fourth Thursday in the month of April. The initiative aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Here are a few comments from our representatives following their experience at the Open House:
“It was good and very informative. They provided material and took us on a tour of their server room.” Tiffany Francois
“It was fun. Testimonies from the women in the IT industry were very motivational and encouraging, especially Liz Parnell who is the Head of Business Integration for the Americas. She was able to relate to us and what stood out to me were her examples of being able to adapt to the world of IT, which is forever changing.” Krystyana Sooknanan
For more sights from the event, see here.
About the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. They allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
ITU’s Girls in ICT Day takes place every year on the fourth Thursday of April and since its launch, over 357,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 11,100 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide.