Google launches Caribbean School of Data and the Caribbean Open Institute (COI) have joined forces to help reduce the digital divide in the region. will support the COI to deploy the Caribbean School of Data (CSOD), an educational initiative that will develop a comprehensive and sustainable ‘data literacy’ programme for underserved populations in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Saint Lucia, and Puerto Rico. The aim is to generate greater awareness, skills, competencies, and capabilities around data science, creating employment skills for the digital age.

The Caribbean School of Data will enable the training of at least 1500 disadvantaged youth on topics ranging from data literacy to advanced management skills, visualisation, integration, and data analysis, aligned with the needs of the labour market over a period of two years.