Young innovator to get digital literacy training
Oshane Dunstan is set to take a major step in his quest to become a car maker. The 23-year-old youth, who hails from St Simon in Rock River, Clarendon, is set to benefit from Flow Foundation's Skills for the Future Programme.
Dunstan, who came to national attention after being featured in this newspaper, has so far received an offer of a scholarship from Northern Caribbean University. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has also met the youngster and has committed to helping him achieve his dreams.
Dunstan, who has been making miniature cars in Rock River, has his sights set on designing and making his own line of automobile.
Dunstan's participation in the next cohort of Flow Foundation's Skills for the Future Programme comes on the heels of receiving a Samsung smartphone from Flow Jamaica to enable access to the Internet.
The Skills for the Future Programme is being executed in partnership with the Caribbean School of Data, under the Mona School of Business and Management, and provides a foundational curriculum in digital and data literacy.
"I am very excited to participate in this programme as it will give me the opportunity to learn more about being online and build my digital literacy. This is important to me as it will equip me with the skills to market my miniature cars on social media and in the online space," Dunstan said.
Participants in the 12-week Skills for the Future Programme are supported by a trained facilitator.
"We are pleased to welcome Oshane in our next cohort of participants as we were touched by his story. Having gifted him with a mobile phone to support his endeavours, we wanted to empower him to benefit from the world of opportunities that digital literacy unlocks. He's very passionate about his craft and as we provide this support, we look forward to his next chapter," said Kayon Mitchell, executive director of the Flow Foundation.