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VI Consortium: St. Joseph High School Opens First Information Technology Academy on St. Croix

Dr. Coverdale announces viNGN support of St. Joseph Catholic HS IT Academy at Press Event (08/21/2015)

viNGN CEO Tonjia Coverdale, Ph.D. announces viNGN support of St. Joseph Catholic HS IT Academy at our Press Event (08/21/2015)

(VI CONSORTIUM) – For the very first time in the U.S. Virgin Islands, students at the St. Joseph Catholic High School on St. Croix will have the chance to sign up for an IT (Information Technology) Academy that’s locally based and provides a curriculum developed by Cisco Systems. Initial St. Joseph partners Innovative were joined by the VI Waste Management Authority, Broadband VI and viNGN to provide educational, career and connectivity support to participants in the IT Academy, with credits that may be transferred to UVI; top performers are later eligible for skilled positions within viNGN. Cisco’s IT skills and career building program is offered worldwide, with more than 5.5 million individuals benefiting since 1997.

Read the full story:   St. Joseph High School Opens First Information Technology Academy on St. Croix (VI Consortium) / PDF download



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


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