Community Based Training is one training modality of the Workforce Development and Employment Division (WDED) driven by the principle that training is not only conducted where there is identified social demand, but where there is an assurance that intended outcomes such as employment, continuing education and entrepreneurship can be achieved once training and certification are completed.
Partnership with Community Based Organisations has proven to be a highly efficient and effective mechanism and has ensured continuity through local vested interests; also, this approach has been built on the spirit of voluntarism and entrepreneurship which has been the bedrock of rural development in Jamaica.
Community Training Interventions (CTI) Officers develop projects based on evaluation of training needs around the island giving priority to underserved areas and the availability of resources.
Through the CTI model, the HEART Trust/NTA has been able to expand access to training, assist with the transformation of communities and prepare trainees to compete with other counterparts internationally. This approach also facilitates a coordinated mechanism for the implementation of training for unattached and at-risk persons, such as Wards of the State and special needs groups, including persons with disabilities.
Training and certification offered through this modality are subsidised by the HEART Trust /NTA based on a variety of factors including, the skills offered and the number of trainees enrolled and certified over the agreed training cycle. The CTI programmes normally attract a registration fee which varies according to skill and level.
The focus of the training and certification is for the achievement of the National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica standard (NVQJ) and all programmes must align with labour market demands.
Entry level requirement is at or above the Grade Nine (9) standard in English and Mathematics.
See the following link below for the current listing of Community Training Initiatives your region:
CTI Projects (2015 - 2016) - HEART Trust NTA .pdf
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