... HEARTTrust/NTA

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOCIAL -

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.

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