Dr. Hooker: This "would not be possible without trust, respect for agreements, firm determination in the search for new opportunities."
Scholarships for these courses have been obtained thanks to the timely efforts of the rector of URACCAN.
In order to contribute to regional development and promote better employment opportunities, URACCAN has 95 new young Caribbean graduates of the "English for Call Centers" course, to whom it also extended their respective certifications. 45 of them and they correspond to the Bluefields compound and 48 to the New Guinea campus.This was thanks to the Government of Nicaragua which, through the Telecommunications and Postal Institute (TELCOR), implements the Communications Infrastructure Program of the Caribbean Region (CARCIP).
URACCAN Rector Dr. Alta Hooker Blandford said: "One of our achievements is to have scholarships for young Costañas and Costañas who want to improve their language skills to qualify for the job in the call center industry and other innovative forms of employability in Nicaragua, which has allowed us to have a total of 315 young people certified in the English language at B1 levels , B2 and C1, of which 47 are present today to show that it is possible and that efforts bear fruit."
In addition to congratulating young professionals, Dr. Hooker urged them "to continue to succeed and that what they have learned is a challenge in itself for innovation, transformations and development with identity, all that would not be possible without the trust, respect for agreements, firm determination in the search for new opportunities for present and future generations , precisely these characteristics mentioned make real the principle and experience of interculturality, we are convinced that it is possible to work for a better region and a better country, I wholeheartedly thank our good Government of Nicaragua and TELCOR, CARCIP, for making these alliances possible".
For his part, Ramón Moncada, CARCIP Procurement Officer and thin by TELCOR, referred that "the Government of Nicaragua, through TELCOR, required the support of institutions that had experience in what is the delivery of courses and above all higher education to young people, and determined that one of the main authors in this regard of the Caribbean Coast was the URACCAN , which was the logical step forward, therefore the Government of Nicaragua signed an agreement with collaboration directly with representatives of this university for this purpose."
According to Moncada, these are totally free scholarships in English courses, with the aim of benefiting people applying to the call center industry and new innovative work initiatives, such as telework.
Amílcar Rugama, a graduate of the course and a fifth-year student of the Bachelor of English at URACCAN, stated that "the course came to greatly improve his skills; one of them was my way of pronouncing when communicating with others in the foreign language and grammar; Likewise, it is focused on the call center industry, where URACCAN saw the need to prepare young people from the Caribbean Coast."
Amy Carlson, a student at Ports and Airports, argues that "my career involves transporting goods to different countries, so the more languages I know much better, English is a fairly used language worldwide and I think it will give me a pretty broad projection in terms of my career."