Jamaica launches first coding academy

by January 14th, 2021

Jamaica has launched its first coding school in response to the growing demand for the skill set among Information and Communications Technology, I-C-T professionals.

The Amber HEART Academy, which is a partnership between the Heart NSTA/Trust and Amber Group Limited, was launched by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, today (January 14).

Speaking at the program launch, National Coordinator of the Hope Programme Colonel Martin Rickman, noted that the first batch of students has started training at HEART‘s Stony Hill Campus.

One hundred participants have been engaged in the pilot phase of the coding programme now underway.

Colonel Rickman noted that the aim is to expand the programme islandwide in the near future.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that the establishment of the Amber HEART Academy is the first step in the building out of the country’s coding industry.