Last Summer, STEMGuyana designed a Website Development course and engaged a team of 10 Trainers to teach Website Development (WordPress) to more than 200 Guyanese teenagers in regions 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The 2019 program was a collaboration with SSYDR and Exxon Mobile, Guyana. Out of that cohort of 200 students, 15 of the young people continued to work to develop their skills and today STEMGuyana is launching a program targeted to Diaspora and local business owners to engage the talents of these young people by contracting them to outsource their talents by building websites for companies across the globe.
The 4-4-4- program offers a business owner a 4 page website including registration of domain and hosting for one year for the cost of $400 USD. Business owners complete a form, and are scheduled for an interview with a Business Analyst, who takes their requirements. After both parties agree on the requirements, then the website is completed within 4 days. A 50% deposit is required upfront.
Business owners can also pay an additional $50 USD to learn how to update their own pages or they can purchase an annual service plan for $100 USD, which will earn them 1 update each month.
“The vision has always been for us to engage the technology talents of young people across Guyana and have them work in their own communities while supporting the needs of a global market” said STEMGuyana co-founder Karen Abrams. “whether they are building robot solutions, creating mobile apps or building websites, our young people are talented enough to meet the needs of the global marketplace. We hope that this program becomes a resounding success so that we can train more young people and engage them to earn a decent living without having to move to more populated regions for employment. Ideally, technology should allow young people to stay in place and develop their own communities”, said Abrams.
The 4-4-4 program will officially launch on August 11th, 2020. Interested parties should complete the following form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click this link to schedule appointment with STEMGuyana’s Business Analyst.