viNGN releases

viNGN in the Daily News Best of V.I. 2015 Voters Guide


Yvonne Fenton, Project Manager viNGN with Kevin Hughes and PCC Manager Doris Carmona discussing digital literacy at an online banking seminar at Turnbull Library PCC

Yvonne Fenton, Project Manager viNGN with Kevin Hughes and PCC Manager Doris Carmona discussing digital literacy at an online banking seminar at Turnbull Library PCC

The Daily News Best of the V.I. Voters Guide booklet for 2015 is out in circulation, and viNGN has once again been nominated in several categories! viNGN is a past winner of the Best of the VI.

Throughout the past year, viNGN has spearheaded the Cyberlearning Digital Literacy training program for basic computer skills and knowledge plus advanced academic, technical and professional courses. At the end of 2014, 240 USVI residents who had earned their Digital Literacy certificates received free laptop computers to enable them to continue along their digital literacy path.

 

33 Public Computer Centers have been opened throughout the territory, enabling citizens of all ages to have free access to the internet and top-of-the-line computers for work, research, communication and training. At these centers, participants were treated to financial and digital literacy seminars, online resources to build their skills and the opportunity to participate in worldwide initiatives such as the Hour of Code.

Here are the ways to show your support for viNGN with your votes:

This year viNGN is nominated in the following categories:

Hidden Genius Project VI presented Hour of Code to 24 students on St. Croix

Hidden Genius Project VI presented Hour of Code to 24 students on St. Croix at St. Croix viNGN/Department of Labor PCC

EDUCATION
St. Croix 204402
St. Thomas 404404

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL
St. Croix 204601
St. Thomas 404603

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
St. Croix 205101
St. Thomas 405106

Moises Peña addresses St. Croix attendees of Banco Popular Financial Literacy workshop

Moises Peña addresses St. Croix attendees of Banco Popular Financial Literacy workshop

HIGH-SPEED INTERNET PROVIDER
St. John 328310
St. Thomas 428312

ONLINE EDUCATION
St. Croix 229001
St. Thomas 429005

E-COMMERCE TRAINING/COMPUTER TRAINING
St. Croix 248801
St. Thomas 448804

*** Download complete voting instructions at bestofvi.com***

viNGN thanks everyone for taking the time to vote;  you may vote as often as you desire!

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network seeks to benefit all Virgin Islands residents by introducing fast, reliable Internet service through the installation of broadband infrastructure and Public Computing Centers. Supported by federal grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, viNGN works with local businesses to install technology that will create new opportunities by enabling a more efficient exchange of information. Learn more at http://www.vingn.com, or call 340 713 8581 on St. Croix; 340 715 8581 on St. Thomas. 

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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 a grant by the National Telecommunications 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).

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