HEART NSTA Trust 2022

Congrions Heart/NSTA Trust on 40 years of excellent service! with the compliments of 922 Albion Blvd St. Thomas Tel: 876-292-9708 or 876-913-6947 Training Expansion and Consolidation With an expanded mandate, the HEART Trust/ NTA was assigned management control of 16 Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) located across the island: Above Rocks, Boys Town, Rockfort, Old Harbour, Lluidas Vale, Beechamville, Port Maria, Buff Bay, Junction, Newport, Black River, Culloden, Falmouth, Granville, Petersfield and Seaford Town. Additionally, the National Tool and Engineering Institute (NTEI), an important training institution that served Jamaica’s export manufacturing industries, was transferred from JAMPRO to HEART in 1995, while JAGAS, the JamaicanGerman Automotive School, which had been in operations since 1976, was also handed over to the Trust. A new institution, the Cornwall Automotive Training Institute (CATI) was built to serve the Automotive Trade in western Jamaica at Flankers, Montego Bay. HEART has always been a vital part of the community, providing funding and oversight for over 100 community-based training partnerships with an array of churches, social enterprises, NGOs, and other stakeholders. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 NCTVET standards were essential in merging these training centres, which all pre-dated the Trust, into the HEART training delivery system under unified training and operational standards. The Vocational Training Development Institute, VTDI, often referred toas the tertiaryarmofHEART, was instrumental in facilitating the upgrading and certification of the training instructors of HEART. The VTDI was established in 1970 in response to the need for highly skilled craftsmen for the booming bauxite industry through a compact among the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the United National Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Jamaica. Today, the Institute, which has been managed by the Trust since 1990, is among the premier institutions in Jamaica and the region, offering competency-based education and training (CBET) at the post-graduate diploma level. As the curtains closed on the decade of the 90s and the world ushered in a new millennium, HEART had come of age, possessing the most comprehensive expression of Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Caribbean. By the end of 2005, HEART/NTA had enrolled over 85,000 persons in all its programmes. Institution Based Training (IBT) accounted for more than half of enrolment through the academies and VTCs while nearly 25% of enrolment came through HEART/NTA’s Enterprise Based Training (EBT) direct interventions in the workplace to upgrade, re-train and certify employees. Community Based Training (CBT) and other training options such as the Technical High Schools Development Project and Vocational Training Development accounted for the remainder of the record enrolment. THE DECADE OF THE 90s 23

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