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JPS Foundation announces CSEC Industrial Technology (Electrical) Examination bursary

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The JPS Foundation is inviting qualifying schools to apply for the third year of exam fee bursary for the CSEC Industrial Technology (Electrical) Examination.

Applications are now open and close on November 2, 2018.

In a communique, the JPS Foundation said that the initiative is in support of the national education objective of making a skills-based course mandatory for all high school students beginning in the 2016-2017 Academic Year. The JPS Foundation will pay the CSEC exam fees associated with Industrial Technology (Electrical), formerly Electrical and Electronic Technology, for yet another year.

According to Winsome Callum, director, corporate communications and customer experience, this initiative will allow qualifying high school students the opportunity to sit at least one skill-based subject at the CSEC level at no cost to them and facilitate the increase in the number of students leaving the high school system with certification in a practical skill-based subject in each academic year.

"The foundation continues to contribute to national development by supporting projects that will improve lives and strengthen communities," said Callum. "This is being achieved through careful selection of projects to ensure lasting impact and through strategic partnerships with individuals and groups that share a similar vision for Jamaica."

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