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The National Skills Competition will take place on November 6, 2021 under the theme, “Investing in Skills Development: Shaping the Future with the Power of Skills”, as a hybrid event both online and live from Kingston and St. Elizabeth. With this year’s theme our event will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to see some of our young people have invested in their skills to shape a bright future for themselves, families and their country in competition.
The future belongs to those who can adapt and pivot. Come see our vibrant youth panel discussion on the topic, “Think Future, Think Skills” at the National TVET Youth Forum.
Start innovating your career and create your ideal job with us at the Career Workshop. It is now more important than ever to focus on career innovation for the future of work!
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H.E.A.R.T./NSTA Trust, Jamaica's Human Capital Development Agency, exists to build and sustain a globally-competitive Jamaican labour force trained and certified at international standards, responsive to the demands and complexities of the modern workplace. The organization is passionate about creating a Jamaican workforce, to improve Jamaica’s national productivity and competitiveness; whilst assisting the realization of Jamaica’s Vision 2030: “Jamaica the place of choice to Live, Work, Raise families and do Business”
The National Training and Programme Division of the Trust is mindful of its role and responsibility in the National Development agenda, in providing a trained and certified workforce at international standards; now seeks to go one step further to mobilise the trained workforce, in partnership with key stakeholders, to provide affordable housing solutions for the nation’s indigent and those seeking affordable housing.
Hence, the model Housing unit currently under construction was conceptualize, designed as representative sample to demonstrate our willingness and capacity participate in the mandate to provide affordable housing.
This housing unit is being built through collaborative efforts with key stakeholders/partner, instructional staff, and trainees, guided as part of their work-based learning and assessment programme. Through this project, it is expected the added benefits of enhanced trainees’ competence level, increase certification rate and providing competent worker into the workforce.
The housing unit is designed with certain key considerations to include:
The building will accommodate a cost-effective technological feature including:
The building of this model unit is in collaboration with The Freeform Factory through an MOU with HEART/NSTA Trust.
Persons occupying this housing unit will experience at least 15o cooler and a quieter internal environment. They will also have hot water and electricity generated from solar energy. The water supply comes primarily from rainwater harvesting. Whilst supplemental food supply can be had from the containerise gardening partially irrigated through water harvested from rainfall. Ideally, the house is equipped for sustainability. All of these added features on the unit is calculated to be competitively priced in the low cost housing market.
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