100 youngsters to commence training in coding

100 participants are set to commence training in coding under the 2023 Universal Service Fund (USF) Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) 3 Residential Coding Course.

The opening ceremony for TAP 3 was held Friday (September 1) at the Stony Hill
Heart Academy in Kingston.

TAP is a comprehensive training programme that provides participants with the technical, creative, and business skills required to succeed in the rapidly evolving technology landscape.

300 trainees in total are being targeted, 100 in the residential programme and 200 will commute to the various training centres across the island.

All trainees will receive a stipend of $10,600 per week, $2,000 of which will be
deducted as compulsory savings.

The accumulated savings will become available to the trainee upon completion of the programme.

Speaking at the ceremony, Education Minister, Fayval Williams said coding is not merely a technical skill, but a pathway to future innovation.


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