Increased job opportunities in ICT - technology minister

June 12, 2017

The Government is optimistic about increased job prospects for Jamaicans in the area of information and communication Technology.

Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley said activities being embarked on such as the transformation of public-sector operations to a digitised paperless format present significant opportunities, particularly for young people.

"There are many government agencies that, while they make the transition to a fully digital paperless operation, there is always going to be need for archival or back-file conversion activities that, in most cases, will require some form of manual data entry," he said.

He said that the Government would be looking to get unattached youth involved in ICT, adding that "we will make better use of our community access points (CAPS) and leverage them as training facilities for these youngsters."

CAPs are community-based centres that provide residents with ICT access.

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