FOR THE thousands of unattached teenagers graduating from the formal education system this summer, and who may be short on qualification, the HEART Trust/NTA may be your best option.
According to the HEART Trust, its approach is to assess each individual and determine which programme they are best suited to participate in. It says everyone will be aligned to an appropriate programme.
Those without CXCs must do the following:
Sit the HEART diagnostic assessment.
Academic strengthening intervention is provided for those who need basic numeracy and literacy-skills enhancement.
Following assessment, selectees could be placed in the National Service Corps Programme.
Participants with a single CSEC subject or who demonstrate mastery in the HEART diagnostic assessment can matriculate to National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQJ) programmes at HEART institutions or enroll in the National Apprenticeship Programme.
Participants with two or more CXC passes can matriculate straight into the SL-TOP or NVQJ programmes offered at HEART institutions.
Participants with five or more CSEC subjects can matriculate to the Vocational Training Development Institute.