The project was established by the Government of Jamaica to facilitate training and employment of persons with disabilities. The objectives of the Government of Jamaica-Information Communication Technology (GOJ-ICT) Training Programme for Persons with Disabilities seek to facilitate training and employment of Persons with Disabilities. This activity will also expose people with disabilities to information communication technology (ICT) and equip them with certification in ICT.
ongoing - active
ICT Focus Areas:
Access / Connectivity
Related Member States:
National Youth Service (NYS)
This training is geared towards providing disabled persons with opportunities to exercise their rights to education as well as employment. It provides an opportunity for disabled persons to be qualified members of the work force. Benefits include a certified skill in information communication technology, scholarship opportunities and employment opportunities.
The national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Household survey was launched in April of 2008 at a press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on the Queen Elizabeth Highway in St. John’s Antigua. As stated then, the purpose of the household survey was to gather statistics on the use of ICTs in the national community. The survey follows upon two similar surveys which were conducted recently to gauge the extent of ICT usage with the public sector as well as within the business sector. In addition to finding out what is going on in the national community vis-à-vis ICTs, it is expected that the results of household ICT survey will provide concrete evidence and facts upon which national ICT policy and strategies can be engineered.