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HEART Trust, National Training Agency
(HEART NTA)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1995

The National Service Training Agency (NSTA) is the central hub for TVET activities in Jamaica. The agency oversees the training of over 120,000 trainees in 14 economic sectors annually and is concerned with improving the image of TVET across the country, is active in the preparation and certification of the Jamaican workforce and is responsible for the coordination, funding and development of TVET institutions and programmes to contribute to the development of skilled labour force. The HEART/NSTA provides technical assistance support to Caribbean countries in the establishment of their NTAs and the implementation of their CVQs.

The HEART Trust/NTA works in close collaboration with industry groups to ensure relevant training programmes are developed and implemented to facilitate articulation in the national training system and to equip trainees for the world of work.


Mission

The HEART Trust NTA is the National Training Agency with responsibility for developing and implementing policies and programmes to drive the TVET system in Jamaica. It was established in 1982 and is driven by the mission which articulates its commitment 'to the systematic design, development and delivery of an integrated, flexible and responsive Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system, enabling a productive workforce for national priorities and global competitiveness.'


Objectives

(1) Increase access and participation for all to benefit from TVET and other training programmes aligned to labour demand

(2) Increase the number of persons engaged in decent work through various initiatives

(3) Enhance customer experience and improved service delivery

(4) Improve brand loyalty

(5) Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programme planning and management

(6) Foster strategic partnerships

(7) Utilize financial resources wisely and increase income collection


Regular tasks

The organization is involved in enrolling various target groups in programmes extending from level 1 to level 5. At the end of March 2019, total enrolment was 121,056 persons. Enrolment took place in HEART Training institutions as well as with other training providers. The organization is also involved in awarding certifications that demonstrate that individuals have acquired work related competencies and are able to move on to further education. At the end of March 2019, certification was 28,661.


Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
  Secondary focus
  
Developing knowledge
 
  Secondary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
 
Primary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
  Secondary focus
  
Policy makers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Private sector
 
 
Primary focus
  


Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
   
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
Migration
 
   Interested to learn
   
OER and Online Learning
 
   Interested to learn
   
Equity of access in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Gender equality in TVET
 
   Interested to learn
   
Fostering entrepreneurship
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
  
Capacity development projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Policy oriented projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Knowledge development
 
 
Highly interested
  
Workshops and conferences
 
 
Highly interested
  


Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
  
Within my cluster
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Africa
 
  Moderately interested
  
With the Arab States
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Asia and the Pacific
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Europe, CIS and North America
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Latin America and the Caribbean
 
 
Highly interested
  




Contact

HEART Trust, National Training Agency (HEART NTA)
6B Oxford Road
Kingston 5, Jamaica
not applicable Kingston
Jamaica

http://www.heart-nta.org

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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr. Janet Dyer
Managing Director
Head of Agency



UNEVOC Coordinator
Dr. Marcia Rowe Amonde
Senior Director - TVET Dev. and Support Systems
TVET Development

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page date 2020-01-24



 

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