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York University IT expert helps Haiti recover from earthquake
5:58pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
AN IT expert from North Yorkshire is heading back to Haiti to deliver computer training for young people involved in recovery efforts following the devastating earthquake of 2010.
Andrew Bettany, manager of the University of York’s IT Academy, first visited Haiti a year after the quake which claimed over 150,000 lives and destroyed buildings across large areas of the country.
At that time he delivered IT training to computer science students as part of a six-month programme to help them back into work.
Now he is returning to the capital, Port au Prince, to train students to become IT trainers themselves, with the aim of raising computing skill levels across the population.
“A large part of the country’s workforce died in the earthquake leaving a shortage of people with key skills, such as IT, which are required to help the country recover from the disaster,” he said.
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