Month-long HEART/NSTA Trust registration blitz organised for St James Southern
Member of Parliament for St James Southern, Homer Davis is moving to ensure that members of his constituency capitalise on the free training with HEART/NSTA Trust as of April 1, 2023.
Davis, who is also a state minister in the local government ministry, has organised a month-long registration blitz in April for his constituents who are interested in being trained by HEART/NSTA Trust up to an the associate degree level (level 4).
The registration blitz is aimed at establishing a data base of persons wishing to take advantage of the training opportunities at HEART/NSTA Trust and to clearly identify the areas in which they want to be trained.
“In his 2023/24 budget presentation, Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness announced that effective April 1, Jamaicans will no longer be required to pay tuition or administrative fees for HEART/NSTA Trust programmes up to level four – the associate degree level, so therefore this registration blitz is aimed at getting every interested constituents in a state of readiness to be trained and become job-ready. This is a great opportunity which should not be missed by anyone,” Davis stated.
He said, once registered, persons will have first access to vocational training which will result in them becoming job ready.
“Waiving the HEART/NSTA Trust fees to level four is music to the ears of many Jamaicans, including members of my constituency as it will open up new doors of training opportunities. I am positive that members of my constituency will come out and get registered and will take full advantage of the training opportunities. I am already in dialogue with HEART/NSTA Trust with a view of even taking the training into sections of the constituency-giving easier access to the citizens,” Davis said.
He added: “In St James Southern we have buildings which can be retrofitted to facilitate certain HEART/NSTA Training, especially in the evenings and I am ready to engage the training agency in looking at these buildings as we build out a sustained training programme going forward.”
– Horace Hines