To mark International Girls in ICT Day 2016, the Division of Telecommunications is hosting an exhibition and careers showcase for schoolgirls on Wednesday, April 27.

The exhibition, which targets Class Three primary school students, aged nine and ten, will be held at the Barbados Workers??? Union Labour College, Mangrove, St. Philip, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

The careers showcase, for secondary school students, will be held at the Christ Church Foundation School from noon to 5:00 p.m. It will feature a variety of booths set up by companies, organisations and individuals who work in the ICT sector. Later in the evening, there will be a social event at which women who work in the sector will interact with students and share their knowledge and experiences.

International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union, which aims to raise awareness among girls and young women about opportunities for study and careers in the ICT sector. It was first observed in 2011, and since then more than 3,500 events have been held in 140 countries.

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