Until the liberalization of the telecommunications market in Cayman, the incumbent Cable & Wireless certified both its own employees and contracted technicians who undertook internal cabling and installation of telephone networks. This programme is no longer appropriate in a liberalized telecommunications market. However, the Authority believes there is still a requirement to provide a technician certification programme that is independent of any particular provider.
Accordingly, the Authority proposes to establish a regime of training and certification, in collaboration with the University College of the Cayman Islands that meets international industry standards, and promotes the development of safe and reliable ICT networks and services in the Cayman Islands.
The ICT Authority has initiated a Public Consultation Process to obtain the views of the general public and the ICT sector on how the Technician Certification Programme should be structured.