The introduction of the coding and software development in Jamaican schools is being hailed as a significant opportunity to boost economic activity in the country.

The Ministry of Education officially launched the project last week, which will see 400,000 students and 15,000 teachers being trained in coding and software development.

CEO of 876 Technology Solutions, Trevor Forest, says the move has the potential to boost economic activity.

The project, which involves a partnership with Amber Innovations Group Limited, will feature hour long sessions twice weekly for three months.

Thirty trainers from the Amber Group will conduct the sessions in the initial phases of the roll out.

Managing Director of the Amber Group, Michael McNaughton, says local teachers will eventually be incorporated to train students.

He says the coding initiative will be a game changer for students.

Michael McNaughton of the Amber Group.