The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST) and the Household Mitigation Unit are collaborating to ensure that retrenched workers are trained in digitization.
The training started on Monday, May 20, at MIST headquarters in Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, where the first 20 persons out of a pool of approximately 250 workers who indicated their interest, received the training.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Charley Browne, said the newly skilled individuals would be utilized to help carry out the digitization of records within the public service.
Additionally, Special Advisor on Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development Goals, Corey Lane, who collaborates with the Household Mitigation Unit, explained that the Unit was training only those retrenched workers from the 2018 retrenchment period.
He pointed out that some workers were retrenched in 2014 but that was “outside of the mandate of the Unit”.
He further stated that retrenched workers from 2018 who wanted to be trained in digitization but had not yet heard from officers from the Mitigation Unit, should contact the Unit at 832-0092 or 832-0093.
Mr. Lane urged the former public servants to ensure that the contact information they provided was accurate, as some of the details submitted were incorrect, inadequate or missing.