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EDUCATION MINISTRY WORKING TO DEVELOP FIRST-RATE APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM

Posted by SR (riley) on Feb 16 2017 at 3:40 PM
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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of a first-rate national apprenticeship system for Jamaica. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the system will be crafted from established models in countries such as Australia and Singapore and informed that under the proposed programme, grade 11 students can enter into an apprenticeship system or complete their formal schooling, after which it becomes mandatory.

Minister Reid said that the programme will “cut off the flow of unattached youth” as it provides for a “seamless education system.”  “In the Australian model, it is mandatory that every youth who wants to transition into the formal economy to go through an apprenticeship programme as supported by the private sector.  That is the model I want to have.  It therefore solves your social problem and mismatch in terms of your need for the kind of skills for the different job opportunities,” he pointed out.

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