JAM | May 6, 2023

TAP 3rd phase coding undersubscribed 

/ Our Today

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Push being made to fill 100 slots

The third phase of the government’s much-touted Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) in which young Jamaicans are trained in computer coding, is currently undersubscribed.

As such, a rush is now on to fill 100 slots that are available. The Universal Service Fund (USF) is aiding in having these 100 slots filled.

TAP seeks to cultivate a new generation of tech-savvy coders for the digital age. The free-of-cost initiative is currently open to applicants between 18 and 29 years old, who will receive training in coding at the Stony Hill Heart Academy in St. Andrew, in partnership with Amber Group Limited.

First student cohort trained under USF’s Technology Advancement Programme (Photo Credit JIS)

At the end of the year-long programme, those enrolled will receive certification and be better positioned to spearhead innovation and drive economic growth as well as to tackle the challenges of the country’s tech industry,

Applications and qualification documents must be submitted online through the USF’s website, at


What To Read Next