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HEART partners with JAMPRO, others to provide skills training

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 2:26 AM

The national training and certification agency, the HEART Trust/NTA, has partnered with three key entities to boost the skills and productive capacity of thousands of Jamaicans.

The agency signed Memoranda of Understandings (MoU) with GSW Animation Limited, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Transport Authority.

The signing of the agreements will provide training and certification to enhance employment and investment opportunities in keeping with the national economic objective.

Director of the agency, Dr Wayne Wesley, says the MoU with GSW Animation will provide for the training of a pool of animation industry professionals and instructors, who will lead the development of a sustainable animation industry, and provide quality instruction, that will produce graduates with in-demand skills.     

As part of the agreement, a pilot programme will be undertaken for the training of 60 students over a 12-month period in a live production working environment.

The HEART Trust and JAMPRO are collaborating under a $4-million agreement to implement the capacity building and training component of JAMPRO’s Export Max II programme.

Export Max II is an enterprise development programme, which will target a group of 20 exporting and export-ready firms to build their internal capacities to take advantage of market opportunities and increase export sales.

And through the collaboration between the HEART Trust/NTA and the Transport Authority, public passenger vehicle drivers and conductors are to be trained and certified  to improve the overall performance of the public transport system.

The provisions of the MoUs for the respective companies are expected to formally take effect on April 1.