ERIC Number: ED266326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec-7
Reference Count: N/A
USAID Basic Skills Training Project (Jamaica).
McCulloch, Cedric S.
A six-year project is planned to assist in improving a skill training system responsive to the Government of Jamaica's (GOJ) economic policies and labor market needs. The project is designed to achieve its objectives by focusing on three components. The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust (HEART) component is concerned with policy formation, integration, and coordination of all skill training activities. It is also charged with increasing private sector participation in skill training activities and improving placement of skill training graduates in productive employment. The nonformal skills training component addresses the need to upgrade and expand the facilities, equipment, instructional technology, and management necessary for delivering a flexible, comprehensive, and expanded program of nonformal skill training. Responsibility for this activity rests with the Ministry of Youth and Community Development. The formal skill training component under the auspices of the Ministry of Education focuses on the need to expand the facilities, equipment, management, and instructor training necessary for delivering a viable, flexible, and expanded formal program of technical-level skill training. Each component is to offer technical assistance and participant training. Project funding will come from USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) and the GOJ. Both internal and external evaluations are planned. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Vocational Education, Economic Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Nonformal Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Young Adults, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica