The Prince’s Trust International HEART Trust NSTA collaboration is aimed at supporting young Jamaicans into sustainable employment. The partnership began in July 2019 and has far delivered interventions in Kingston and Montego Bay with based on the ‘Get Hired’ and ‘Get Into’ models.

The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/National Training Agency, known to most Jamaicans simply as ‘HEART,’ is the leading provider of Technical Vocational Education and Training in Jamaica.

As a human capital development agency, for more than three decades, HEART has impacted every major industry and community in Jamaica, with an expanded mandate since 2016 to encourage and facilitate volunteerism, mentorship and adult literacy.

HEART focuses on practical, competency-based training which empowers trainees to transition seamlessly into real work.

The Get Into Programme is a unique employability scheme run in partnership between a youth/training organisation and leading employers worldwide. The programme helps to break down the barriers between unemployed young people and employers by providing young people with intensive employability skills training (teamwork, problem solving, responsibility, communication), before moving into sector specific / vocational skills training and a period of job shadowing, so young people can gain the real world experience they need to move into sustainable employment.

Get Hired is a programme designed for young people ready to enter the job market, but who need a small amount of training. Pitched as a one to three day interactive event, it matches young people with employers who have jobs available and gives the young people the an opportunity to have live interviews with a number of different potential employers.

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