Jamaica: Jamaica unveiled its first-ever Coding Academy, the Amber HEART Institute of Coding, on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness also attended the event and presented degrees to the students.
Moreover, Prime Minister Andrew Holness also delivered the keynote address at the event and expressed his pleasure over the launch of the first-ever Coding Academy in the country.
Through her social media post, PM Holness noted, “Yesterday afternoon, we unveiled Jamaica’s first-ever Coding Academy, the Amber HEART Institute of Coding.”
PM Andrew Holness stated that the Government of Jamaica is ensuring they have the human resources to be on the cutting edge of the fourth industrial revolution – not just consumers of technology but creators.
He also outlined the importance of the Academy and varied skills that should be developed in the students and also talked about his government’s various policies for the upliftment and betterment of the people and students of Jamaica.
PM Andrew Holness underlined that the first cohort of the institution also graduated and are now certified, coders. These students went through an intense and robust year-long residency training programme with an internship programme where they worked with seasoned developers on software development solutions.
“We continue to put in place the pieces to truly create the digital society,” he added.
PM Andrew Holness also asserted that eighteen months ago, on January 14, 2021, the first cohort of students made history by joining the AMBER HEART Academy.
Yesterday afternoon, these students graduated as certified coders and are one step closer to transforming their lives and country into the next technological hub of the Caribbean.
Earlier, PM Holness received a courtesy call from His Excellency Noah Nicholas Perry, the first Jamaican-Born United States Ambassador to Jamaica.
They discussed issues of national importance, including security, strengthening economic relationships between our two countries, and achieving prosperity for our people.
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