The Government of Dominica via the Ministry of Public Works and the Digital Economy along with partners, ISRAAID and the UNDP, will hold a graduation ceremony for fifty-five Dominicans who participated in the Work Online Dominica program.
The graduation ceremony will take place via Facebook platform later today at 2:30.
“So sixty persons registered and fifty-five (55) have been able to complete the program. A few persons dropped out due to certain challenges,” Robert Tonge, Coordinator of the Dominica Digital Economy stated.
The Work Online Dominica initiative was a pilot program sponsored by ISRAAID and the UNDP for persons between the ages of 18-40.
“They were able to improve on their skills and sell those skills online on various platforms,” Tonge said.
He noted that 61% of the individuals have been successful in receiving jobs online.
“So we’re very proud of the participants of the program; we’re very thankful for the UNDP and ISRAAID and the Government of Dominica for through the Ministry of Public Works, Digital Economy for putting this program together for our people to improve on their skills and earn an income,” Coordinator of the Dominica Digital Economy, Robert Tonge.