CTC in two years of management benefits various sectors with technology

CTC in two years of management benefits various sectors with technology

Santo Domingo. – On completing two years of his management as director of the Community Technology Centers (CTC), Isidro Torres affirmed that this institution has fully fulfilled its fundamental role of reducing the digital divide, that through technology different sectors have access to knowledge of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the identification of strategies that favor solutions to different social problems.

Torres stated that the government program headed by President Luis Abinader has the inescapable commitment to contribute to the construction of a society based on citizen power and within the framework of law in a supportive, democratic and participatory country that transforms the productive model and promotes technological innovation.

Among the actions that have been carried out to create this productive model, he mentioned the training of citizens in different training actions through international academies with which CTC has strategic alliances, such as Oracle Academy, Microsoft Latin America, the Kuepa Academy, among others. .

Another of the measures taken by the CTC in these two years was the adaptation, qualification and equipment of centers in different parts of the country, with a view to offering the best learning conditions to the residents of these communities.

According to Torres, work has been done on the continuous improvement of institutional processes to be at the forefront in the offer of services and operations.

Torres pointed out that during his administration, corrective measures have been made in relation to making the payroll and payment of employees and servers of that institution transparent. In this, the category of “volunteers” was eliminated, since these are not incorporated into the State organization chart, which allowed today to have a single payroll, which allows the Comptroller’s Office, the Budget Directorate, the Social Cabinet and the MAP, You can perfectly know who gets paid there and what function they perform.

For the director of the CTCs, it is a highly significant sign that 93,505 citizens have acquired digital skills at a basic and intermediate level through the Center for Digital Transformation initiative and other training offered by the institution, in order to comply with the strategic axes, mission and institutional vision.

Adolescents are, Torres said, among the benefited sectors, since many young people have been trained with various training actions such as entrepreneurship, innovation, educational robotics, 3D modeling, bot development, among others, through the initiative called Incubatech.

The official recalled that in addition, 1,600 boys and girls through the Spaces of Hope (EPES), continue to receive early stimulation, developing multiple intelligences, in which they receive training in values ​​and carry out healthy and beneficial activities for their integral development. In Torres’ opinion, this contributes to the government’s policy headed by President Luis Abinader “towards a comprehensive policy of creating opportunities and the provision of ICTs in an effective and responsible manner with a view to increasing their intellectual and productive development.”

“We will continue working and accompanying President Luis Abinader so that technology is a tool that is taken to all sectors, and that more young people join their learning so that they can later be inserted into the different production models,” Torres said.

The director of the CTCs explained that the Opportunity 14-24 program, an initiative created by President Luis Abinader, through the Government’s Social Policy Cabinet, has had an enormous impact on Dominican youth, which, in the different locations of the Centers Technological, which are located in different municipalities and municipal districts of the country. In these Centers, young people have their technological platform at their disposal and are provided with teachers who guide them in digital education to contribute to closing the gap

Torres explained that the aforementioned program, launched by the Government’s Social Policy Office, has generated a large number of jobs, training and education for thousands of young Dominicans, which has contributed to transforming the reality of many Dominican families.

He added that through 76 community radio stations that continue to function effectively in different communities nationwide, which have produced 2,145 radio programs, capsules and/or campaigns for community awareness and development, which he understands “contributes to Government policy in digital transformation”.

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