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4 March 2008

HEART Trust/NTA Executives and WorldSkills Official Delegate pay courtesy call on Governor General

Contributed by: WorldSkills Jamaica

Seated from left are Mr. Kevin Mullings Official Delegate WorldSkills Jamaica, Mr. Donald Foster, Executive Director of the HEART Trust/National Training Agency and Mrs. Grace McLean Technical Delegate WorldSkills Jamaica. In the background is Mr. Gregory Wint, Project Manager WorldSkills Jamaica.

Mr. Donald Foster, Executive Director of the HEART Trust/National Training Agency makes a presentation to the Governor General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Professor Kenneth Hall. The occasion was a courtesy call at Kings House, the Governor General’s official residence. Also in the picture is Ms Pamella Mckenzie, National Programmes Director. 

WorldSkills Jamaica’s Official Delegate Kevin Mullings (1st right) used the opportunity to introduce the Governor General to the WorldSkills concept as well as providing an update on preparations for Jamaica’s participation in the 2007 WorldSkills Shizuoka Japan  competition as well as the next National Skills Competition  scheduled for April 2008.

WorldSkills Jamaica prepares for Jamaica’s National Skills Competition

WorldSkills Jamaica began gearing up for the National Skills Competition (April 23-25, 2008) with a training session for National Skills Managers and Workshop Supervisors on April 25, 2007 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The Skills Managers and Workshop Supervisors will oversee the competition in each skill category.

Chair of the session Ms Fay Sukhu of the Vocational Training Development Institute charged participants to focus on the series of training workshops and to infuse the culture of WorldSkills into the Jamaican Vocational Educational and Training (VET) system.

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