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Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), Cybersecurity, STEM Programs, US Virgin Islands computer training, USVI Technological Revolution, viNGN in the community

Photos: ICT Showcase at St. Joseph Catholic High School, St. Croix

viNGN joined St. Joseph Catholic High School IT Academy partners Innovative, Broadband VI and VI Waste Management Authority in celebrating the first cohort of the United States Virgin Islands’ first IT Academy with an exciting Cisco networking competition and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) session.

In the competition, parents and younger students got to witness an exciting networking contest where the students received a diagram and had to build the network and then manually configure the entire thing so that testing pings went through cleanly. The instructor actually kept counting down the time remaining in irregular intervals, creating a wonderful tension which sure mimics the stress of a network admin as s/he tries to resolve a problem and get a network rebuilt and online quickly!

Alongside academy partners Innovative, viNGN presented a workshop on tech career opportunities available to students, with interactive Q&A.

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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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