A Space for Opportunities: Knockalva Polytechnic College gains momentum with new learning lab

On March 31, 2021, Knockalva Polytechnic College realized its goal of creating a practical learning space for agroprocessing students. Knockalva Polytechnic College sits on 216 acres in the rural community of Ramble and transitioned from a vocational secondary school to...

Learning by doing: How professional development opportunities changed one teacher’s perspective

Written by: Cait-Amoi Goulbourne Introducing a new program in any training institution means both faculty and students must be prepared for the new curriculum. This preparation, however, entails much more than building skills in course development and delivery. For Alia...

Creating Mentorship Opportunities for Jamaican Youth

Written by: Cait-Amoi Goulbourne The Advance Program, a five-year regional technical education strengthening program funded by USAID and implemented by FHI 360 in Honduras, Guatemala, and Jamaica, is on a journey to prepare Jamaican youth for the world of work....

Aeon Chintersingh Advances His Dream

Written by: Cait-Amoi Goulbourne Aeon Chintersingh is living his dream. He gets to study animation at the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) after receiving a scholarship through the Advance Program. “Animation is life,” said Aeon. He admitted he would not...

Bringing partnerships to life

Higher Education and Private Sector Forum brings new opportunities for schools and industry leaders  “No student should leave university without work experience!” This charge for Andrea Dempster-Chung, attracted resounding applause from an energized group of private businesses and associations, and...