At least one industry leader agrees with Prime Minister Andrew Holness that there’s need for a reform in relation to the HEART/ NSTA Trust fulfilling its mandate.

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, JHTA, Clifton Reader was speaking on Nationwide This Morning.

In the nation’s parliament on Tuesday, Prime Minister Holness noted it was time to go further with the reform towards HEART fulfilling its mandate.

He said the institution was failing to fulfil the needs of stakeholders.

The JHTA president says there’s need for HEART to intensify its engagement with industry stakeholders.

Mr. Reader further noted that there’s a need for HEART to make its recruitment process more robust.

He also says a formal expatriates transfer of knowledge programme should be established.

Clifton Reader , President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.

In the meantime, acting-Deputy Managing Director at HEART/NSTA Trust, Kenesha Campbell says the institution will be ramping up its thrust to have industry players more engaged in student training.

Ms. Campbell also says HEART has developed a strategic plan for 2021 to 2025 that will seek to expand its responsiveness to the demands of industry stakeholders.

Kenesha Campbell, acting-Deputy Managing Director at HEART/NSTA Trust speaking on Nationwide This Morning.