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September 13, 2004
For immediate release

Youth of the Digital Age Program Extended

Development and Technology

Development and Technology Minister Mike Currie today announced that the EasTech CAP site will be administering the Youth of the Digital Age Program. Youth of the Digital Age teaches young people the skills they need to create a Web site.

The program will operate out of five elementary schools using their computer labs. More than 25 young adults will be employed as technical coaches or facilitators. Each youth participating in the program will receive an HTML textbook resource for the duration of the program.

“Learning how to create a Web site provides younger students with an opportunity to become more familiar with the use of today’s technologies,” said Minister Currie. “And what better way to teach and employ Islanders than by hiring older students who already have the knowledge and abilities to teach the skills they have learned through their previous education.”

EasTech Business Centre and CAP site is now accepting applications for host schools, along with the positions of facilitator and technical coach. Elementary students are invited to take part as participants, high school students as technical coaches and post-secondary students as program facilitators.

The deadline for host school applications is Friday, September 17, 2004. The deadline for facilitator and technical coach applications is Friday, September 24, 2004.

Once schools have been selected as host sites, their contact information will be posted on the Technology PEI Web site. Participants can become involved by contacting their school directly or the closest host school in their area.

Applications are available online at under the Community Interests link, or by contacting Christine Judson at EasTech Business Centre at (902) 838-2509 or by e-mail at

Youth of the Digital Age is an initiative of Technology PEI, the Government’s lead agency in the development, adoption and use of information technologies in business and community in the province.

Media Contact: Ann Thurlow
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