In line with the National Computer Board's (NCB) goal to promote an IT fluent society, the NCB will organise a five-day mass Internet training event - Surf @ Stadium - from 25 to 29 September 1998. This event will take place ...
Singapore, 25 September 1998 | For Immediate Release
In line with the National Computer Board's (NCB) goal to promote an IT fluent society, the NCB will organise a five-day mass Internet training event - Surf @ Stadium - from 25 to 29 September 1998. This event will take place
at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and is the first-of-its-kind in Singapore.
Surf @ Stadium aims to encourage IT literacy amongst Singaporeans, by providing hands-on experience. Using the Internet as one way of promoting IT literacy, this event allows thousands of people to go online and see for themselves how useful the Internet can be.
Three training sessions will be conducted daily. There will be 250 participants in each of the three-hour session. Two trainers will lead each session, and 50 facilitators will be on hand to guide the participants. A total of 3,750 participants would be trained by the end of the five-day event.
The training will be conducted in either English or Mandarin. The content of each session is specially tailored to the participants. These include businessmen, professionals and workers from the manufacturing and the construction industry, office administrators, housewives and retirees.
Surf @ Stadium is initiated by the NCB and co-organised with the Association of Muslim Professionals, Chinese Business Network, Construction Industry Development Board, People's Association and the Singapore Confederation
of Industries. This event will be officially launched on 25 September 98, by Mr. David Lim, Minister of State for Defence, and Chairman, National Computer Board.
In conjunction with the pre-registered Internet training sessions, an exhibition for the public will also be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This exhibition is from 25 to 29 September 1998, 10am to 9pm daily. Admission is free. Visitors to the exhibition can experience hands-on surfing of the Internet, and enjoy special deals for computers, software and peripherals, and Internet subscriptions.
Surf @ Stadium is made possible by sponsorship in cash and in kind from Siemens Nixdorf and Singtel Magix. It is co-sponsored by Alcatel, CISCO Systems, Creative Technology, FORE Systems, National Computer Systems, 1-Net, Microsoft and SingNet; official media, the Radio Corporation of Singapore; official venue, Singapore Indoor Stadium.