MARIGOT–ITEA-SRITS will be holding its first Safety Awards ceremony in the Chamber of Commerce CCISM, Concordia, today, Wednesday, July 17, at 7:00pm. Certificates of completion will be presented to each adult and young adult student for successfully completing their training or trainings during its 2019 session.
ITEA-SRITS (Socially Responsible Information Technology Services) is an innovative non-profit organisation based in St. Martin with a sister organisation ITEA Group in Pennsylvania. ITEA-SRITS offers programmes using technology to enhance education, human services, workforce training, civic engagement and community development.
“The programmes are designed to close achievement gaps and increase residents’ capacity to learn, develop their skills, recognise their talents, all while promoting self- sufficiency and increasing participation in community and civic affairs,” a press release stated. “The result is a more educated society, more able workforce, as well as safer and better-connected community.
“In September 2017, the island was hit with two of the most devastating storms in its history – Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These storms not only destroyed a great number of public and private infrastructures (homes, businesses and sports arenas), machinery, vehicles, etc.; they also took the lives of some of our fellow St. Martiners.
“With the growing changes to our climate and the announcement by the national weather services that future storms might be ever more violent, our partner NIS FORMATION, the ITEA-SRITS Board of Directors and Senior Advisors saw the importance of educating/training individuals so that they are prepared for the next time disaster strikes.
“We have trained a total of 30 individuals from various backgrounds in the following modules: Initial Trainer Course, First Aid Rescue within the workplace (technical training), First Aid Rescue within the workplace (for trainers), civic rescue prevention, Natural Disaster First Response, First Response Team, and National Safety and Rescue Training.”
Registration for 2019-2020 Safety and Security trainings, Summer Cerebrum, After School Classes and Weekend Workshops has started. Visit the website
www.iteasrits.org to learn more about the organisation and programmes, and register for upcoming sessions, or speak with a specialist live when you visit the website. To make a financial contribution, visit the website or speak with a customer support specialist at