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VI Source: Grand Opening of Knud Hansen Complex PCC Provides Opportunity for Greater Digital Literacy


VISource-logo(VI Source)  The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) has opened a new Public Computer Center (PCC) featuring Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility at the Strive Senior Center at Knud Hansen Complex.

There are already dozens of PCCs open in the territory, accessible at vingn.com.  viNGN is a project funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to build and operate a world class open access, high speed, all-fiber optic broadband network in the USVI and connect it to the rest of the world.viNGN also has instituted dozens of Public Computer Centers (PCCs) providing free computer and internet access, along with free basic computing and advanced training via Cyberlearning for those who would like to bring themselves up to date with technology.

NOTE: The period for registration for this course is now passed. viNGN recommends signing up for the FREE Khan Academy or access more information on Digital Learning Day resources on this blog.

Over 1,700 U.S. Virgin Islands residents have earned their Digital Literacy Certificates, with many more signing up and studying towards advanced courses which include CISCO, web design, PHP, HTML, Microsoft Office applications, Java, VMWare (virtualization) and even SAT Prep and professional management classes.

Middle and High School students may apply Cyberlearning Digital Literacy certification to their school technology credit requirement.  The deadline to sign up for free Cyberlearning online training is September 30, 2014.

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit www.vingn.com.

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