One thousand people will be employed and trained by the government in the Information and Communication Technology, ICT field starting next January.
This, through the Technology Advancement Programme, TAP, that was launched on Friday.
Speaking at the launch, Technology Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, says the programme will teach young people from across the island basic and advanced ICT skills.
This includes the digitization of documents across the government.
TAP is funded by the Universal Service Fund and is being implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Maritime University.
The university will train and certify the participants at the end of the one year programme.
Minister Wheatley says registration for the programme opens today. He says the government will be engaging all 63 members of parliament for recruits.
People can also register online through the Universal Service Fund’s website.