Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says students who leave the school system without marketable competencies will not be left behind.
Mrs. Simpson Miller says the Career Advancement Programme CAP, is one of several initiatives designed to offer a second chance for educational attainment to students aged 16 to 18, who have not performed well in traditional school exit examinations.
The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote address at a teaching strategy symposium organized by CAP, in collaboration with the Union Institute and University, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston, yesterday.
She explained that the CAP initiative provides for young people, “training that will help them obtain a career for life, earn certification and find a job.
Mrs. Simpson Miller said while educational successes are celebrated, the administration acknowledges existing challenges in the system, and provides support to address them.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the forum would offer expert solutions for the benefit of Jamaican children.
Mrs. Simpson Miller says secondary school teachers from across the island can gain even greater insight and apply practical international best practices in education for the benefit of our children.
The Prime Minister commended the Ministry of Education for inviting the international presenters to assist in the training of teachers, and urged the educators to “gain all that they can” from the sessions.