IT Boost

Dec 05, 2013 (LBO) - Intel, a technology company, has teamed up with Sri Lanka's state the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka to boost IT literacy in the island. ICTA chief executive Reshan Dewapura said an agreement was signed with Intel to provide free training of its 'Easy Steps' basic technology literacy program starting with operators of 'Nenasala' information kiosks that are spread around the country.

"In the first phase, we have started ˜train the trainer’ sessions for Nenasala operators," Dewapura said in a statement.

"Run by certified Intel Easy Steps Senior Trainers, this will enable them to train fellow Nenasala operators which will in turn set off ICT training island-wide."

Sri Lanka has a goal of reaching 75 percent IT literacy by 2016.

"We are involved with several initiatives aimed at expanding digital literacy, working closely with the Government, especially the Ministry of Education and the ICTA," Intel Sri Lanka liaison office country manager Indika de Zoysa said.

"The Intel Easy Steps has been successfully adopted by over 20 nations around the world to train adult learners with little or no experience with computers

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