Starting next week, Canadian tertiary institution Centennial College will be in the island assessing prospective students for on-the-spot admission in St Ann, St James and Kingston.
The college will on Tuesday launch the Jamaica leg of its Caribbean Education Tour in Runaway Bay, St Ann, at the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, formerly Breezes Runaway Bay Hotel.
The tour will move on to the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew the following Friday, in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission, and will conclude on November 12 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa.
Registration for the event is free and it is also free for prospective international students to apply online to Centennial College.
The Caribbean Education Tour is already in motion, having visited the islands of St Lucia, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Jamaica leg of the tour follows Centennial College's Global Citizenship and Equity Learning Experience trip to Jamaica in July, where a small delegation from Centennial College helped to build an elementary classroom in Negril, Westmoreland.
"This tour is just another symbol of the growing connection between Jamaica and Canada," said Marina Lawrence, international recruitment manager for the Caribbean. "Canada has been enriched by the input and contributions of so many Jamaicans and we want to equip even more Jamaicans with the skills and knowledge to build on these contributions in our global economy."
Centennial College is the first government-accredited college in Toronto, Canada, with four campuses and eight specialised schools in the Greater Toronto Area. It is recognised as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada with almost 100 ethno-cultural groups represented and 80 languages spoken on campus.