1,000 youth in Jamaica to receive ICT training and employment in 2018

The Universal Service Fund (USF) in Jamaica launched its new Technology Advancement Program (TAP) to provide 1,000 youth with ICT training and employment throughout 2018. The main objectives of the initiative are to provide young Jamaicans with an opportunity to enter the job market leveraging digital tools, and to boost the growth of the national technology industry.

The training will be provided in-person at Community Access Points (CAP) established by the organization around the country. It will cover a series of topics relevant to different work environments such as data collection and proofreading. Participants aged 18 to 35 will be recruited during the last days of 2017 with the support of the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

According to the Chairman of USF, Robert Lawrence, “It is so important for us to bridge this great information divide as doing so will unlock a world of possibilities for Jamaicans from all walks of life and can help boost and foster economic growth and development at the micro and macro levels.”

Source: Jamaica Observer