Dominica’s ‘work online’ programme described as successful

Denise Charles

Tourism Minister Denise Charles says Covid-19 has reinforced the need to provide individuals with the levels of skills training that will enable them to thrive and respond to working online.

Charles was addressing the official launch of the 2nd Work Online Dominica Programme as the representative of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The goal of this initiative is to teach participants over the course of 12 weeks how to get started working online, finding new sources of income and increasing financial stability.

“Covid-19 has been felt worldwide and even more so on the economies of small island developing  states. For islands like Dominica which are heavily dependent on tourism and trade, the recovery process is predicted to be prolonged, “ Charles said. “However, even as we strategize our way out and through the Pandemic the need for online work remains evident.”

Furthermore, she indicated that the pandemic has forced individuals to further embrace technology.

“We saw quite a few businesses transition to offering online shopping experience to customers during the period of the curfew,” the minister stated. “We saw businesses transition their employees to work from home.”

Charles continued, “We saw schools quickly transitioned to online learning platforms, so the objective and timing of Work Online Dominica has created the ideal environment for setting the foundation for  innovation and e-commerce.”

Senator Cassani Laville

Minister for Public Works and the Digital Economy, Senator Cassanni Laville said the programme has been successful.

He said there were 144 applications and 88 interviews with 60 people selected to commence the programme of which 55 graduated successfully.

“And these 55 successful graduates are placed in multinational companies all over the world,” Laville revealed.

He encouraged all successful applicants to take these opportunities very seriously.

 Meanwhile, Youth Minister Dr. Adis King said the digital economy doesn’t only allow one to earn an income locally, it allows for providing services all over the world.

“The Work Online Dominica platform was created to guide you, the youth and to train participants on the road map for accessing an alternative pathway of generating income online by leveraging and building your skills,” King said.

She thanked the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IsraAID for partnering with the Government of Dominica to host another Work Online Dominica Cohort 2 and stated that this project is directly aligned with the government’s vision.

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10 Comments

  1. Original
    June 9, 2021

    55 of 144 which is 38% yet this is considered a successful venture … are we for real?

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  2. Magway ca
    June 9, 2021

    Them always described as a success yet nun ever happens or comes out of it

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 1
  3. Roger Burnett
    June 8, 2021

    A key requirement for working online from the home enviroment is a dedicated workspace. This is something that the current “housing revolution” has not taken into account.

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  4. %
    June 8, 2021

    I don’t listen to anyone who calls himself/herself a minister, and he/she works for Skerrit, and not for Dominica..!
    Give that kind of information to
    Kid on the Block
    Gary
    Man bites dog
    Lizforsatan
    Realist aka Expat
    Lin Clown

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 21 Thumb down 1
    • VereTere
      June 9, 2021

      I do not listen to this woman I do not even look at her. For me, she is the epitome of greed and corruption which is so rampant on our island. More dangerous and more infectious than COVID. Beware of these snakes…!

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 1
  5. Original
    June 8, 2021

    Although every activity is successful our economy continues to languish, so why is this?

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 25 Thumb down 3
    • LifeandDeath
      June 8, 2021

      Because Obeah is pure illusion. It only appeases believers. Everyone else see the truth.

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  6. Mango tree
    June 8, 2021

    Would the government care to tell us who those 55 successful applicants were and the names of the multinational companies they were placed with all over the world? That’s the kind of ‘info’ our government gives us and DNO is only to eager to print it.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 1
    • DAFriend
      June 9, 2021

      Lies these people telling us nothing but lies and that’s been going on for years.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 1
    • Deception
      June 9, 2021

      The can’t because it’s pure pie in the sky

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