Local tech company, Cloud Carib pledges to support students in the field of STEM with their continued partnership with BETA Camp Bahamas. The company returned as a Silver+ Sponsor for the program’s annual summer camp providing laptops and other prizes for this year’s participants. Since its formation, BETA Camp has given cohorts of students access to early STEM training opportunities designed to prepare them for future careers in the world of technology and a variety of engineering disciplines.
Shifting from its traditional in–person format, camp organizers transitioned the program to a virtual event to adhere to the necessary social distancing protocols. For two weeks this year, the digital camp sessions focused students’ attention on the need for sustainability and resiliency in areas like renewable energy, agriculture and manufacturing. Participants from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada and as far away as Scotland were eager to take advantage of their new learning environment and quickly teamed up to create a 3-D greenhouse that put their coding, engineering and computer science skills to the test.
“At the heart of what we do at Cloud Carib is a focus on increasing knowledge about the
real-world applications of the technology that exists around us,” explained CEO Scott MacKenzie. “One of the best ways to do that is to target the future generations, so this partnership with the organizers from BETA Camp is one that we hope will continue for a long time.”
“Cloud Carib is always eager to invest in the youth and especially in the field of technology – this is where we can nurture and engage with the next group of engineers and it’s important for the country to start as early as possible” explained Cloud Carib Senior Marketing Manager Olivia Dorsett. “If we, as a nation, start young, it makes it possible for them to see the opportunities that they have now. And we want to help by paving the way to a path in STEM. We need these bright minds to be fed and developed as early as possible.”