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Government Entities with ICT Needs Encouraged to Get in Touch with USF

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is encouraging government entities with information and communications technology (ICT) needs to make contact with the Fund to be a part of the Technology Advancement Programme (TAP).

The programme, which aims to train and place young people in organisations to conduct digitisation or to collect data in relation to the organisation’s specific field, began with the training phase on March 5, 2018.

After the three-month training period, participants from the programme will be placed in various entities to help them meet their ICT needs.

Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the USF, Deleen Powell, said that the Fund is already in discussions with some government agencies, but noted that there is still a need for additional entities.

She is encouraging entities that have the capacity to engage young people in any kind of training in relation to ICT to contact the USF, “because at the end of the day, it is all about national development”.

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