Special Pioneer in ICT in Education Award

avrill-awardMinister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid presents Avrill Crawford, CEO, eLearning Jamaica Company Limited, with the Special Pioneer in ICT in Education Award at the recent ICT in Education Conference held at Moon Palace in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Crawford has had a long and distinguished career in IT and education in Jamaica and the UK in organisations such as the former College of Arts, Science and Technology — now the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) — The University of the West Indies (UWI), National Sugar Company, USAID, National Housing Trust, Fiscal Services (EDP) Ltd, Applied Cutting Edge Technologies International (ACE Ltd), Instruction Technology Institute and the Jamaica Computer Society Education Foundation. The ICT in Education Conference saw attendees from every major college and university in Jamaica discussing ICT in Jamaica from every angle, concluding that the country was on the right path in utilising the technology for economic transformation. The conference, which was held under the theme ‘ICT and the Human Factor — Agents of Social and Economic Transformation’, was staged with the collaboration of e-Learning Jamaica Company, the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, The UWI, UTech, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), HEART Trust NTA and ICT-4D