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USF Targets 1,000 Persons For TAP

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley assists a student in accessing the Internet as part of his ministry’s drive to get more Jamaicans online.

Approximately 1,000 persons are slated to benefit from the latest efforts by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology to increase Internet use in Jamaica.

The Technology Advancement Programme (TAP), which was launched recently, is being funded to the tune of $450 million and will run for a year.

Under TAP, Jamaicans between the ages of 18 and 35 will receive training and practical experience in information communications technology (ICT). 

According to Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley, while the ministry is already providing Internet access and service, particularly to members of vulnerable groups through its Universal Service Fund (USF), many Jamaicans are still not using ICT to its full potential.

Read the full article online in The Gleaner