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viNGN wins 2015 Best of VI Award for E-Commerce/Computer Training


Best of 2015The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc, (viNGN) is pleased to accept the coveted “Best E-Commerce Training/Computer Training” award in the latest V.I. Daily News Best of the VI Awards for 2015 in the publication’s annual readers’ poll.

viNGN spearheaded the Cyberlearning Digital Literacy training program as part of its Public Computer Center (PCC) initiative. Participants who earned their certificates were then granted access to advanced academic, technical and professional courses. At the end of 2014, 240 USVI residents who had earned their Cyberlearning 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, in public libraries, community centers, and government agency buildings. Additionally, viNGN hosted financial and digital literacy seminars for seniors and veterans, provided access to online educational resources, and the opportunity to participate in worldwide initiatives such as the Hour of Code.

viNGN thanks the public for its votes, and for the participation of thousands of U.S. Virgin Islands residents of all ages who continue to benefit from the free Cyberlearning Digital Literacy training and other services offered at the Public Computer Centers. Now that the eligibility period for the free Cyberlearning Digital Literacy program has passed, viNGN is encouraging U.S. Virgin Islanders to sign up for the free Khan Academy for academic, testing and computer training.

To locate a Public Computer Center near you, visit: www.vingn.com/pcc.aspx and click your island, then choose a center. Or, call (340) 713-8581 on St. Croix, or (340) 715-8581 on St. Thomas/St. John.

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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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