The National Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission, (NTRC), is currently hosting its third Annual Summer Coding and Application Development initiative, known as the MyApp Program.

The programme which commenced on 24th July, aims to give students in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines an opportunity to learn more about developing mobile applications software.

The programme will seek to introduce participants to ways in which they can utilise their acquired skills on a greater level, through forums such as the NTRC’s Annual Ideas & Innovation (I2), Competition. Participants of the programme, between the ages of 13-18 years, will also be taught how to code and design mobile applications.

This year, the programme is being held at the Union Island and Petit Bordel Secondary Schools. In 2013, the Commission launched its first Annual Competition, which seeks to encourage students to develop applications targeting the public sector. Students are offered cash prizes up to EC$3,500.00, along with other prizes.

The programme is expected to culminate on 25th August.

 

SOURCE: NBC

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