The CMI is a dynamic ISO 9001:2008 certified institution and the Regions Centre of Excellence for tertiary maritime, logistics, engineering training, research and consultancy.
It is a corporate body established under the Jamaica Maritime Institute’s (JMI) Act of 1992 and operates under the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. The institution is proactive in identifying the needs of the market (locally, regionally and internationally) and seeks to expand its programme offerings in “oepari pasu with the expansion of market demand.
The history and growth of the Institution over the years demonstrate an intimate connection with the needs of the international shipping industry. From just two programmes at its inauguration in 1980 and 30 students, the Institute has grown to become the tertiary centre of excellence in the region, offering over 16 programmes including Masters and Bachelor Degrees and a multiplicity of demand driven customized programmes.
In recognition of t he diversity of the technical and academic competencies within the Institute and in the interest of good governance and accountability, the CMI is organised into three Schools Marine and Professional studies, Academics and Advanced Skills.
The Marine and Professional School focuses on the core seafarers Standard of Training Certification and Watch Keeping Convention (STCW 95), IMO courses leading up to the level of captain, chief engineer and chief mate. The Academic School manages the Associate Degrees, Diplomas, Bachelors and Masters Degrees and spearheads general research based activities. The School of Advanced Skills concentrates on hands on competency based training to meet the needs of the growing shipping and logistics sectors including, alternative energy, engineering projects, business development, entrepreneurship and the Career Advancement Programme (CAP).
In an effort to ensure the highest standards of education and training within the three Schools, the CMI has adopted relevant quality assurance measures. The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) provides the quality framework for the entire programme offerings of the School of Academic Studies. The offerings of the Marine and Professional Studies School are authorised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). With a view to ensuring quality standards of training in the Advanced Studies School, National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) accreditation status has been attained by the Institute. The accreditation of these programmes is one bench mark of excellence that the Institute upholds.
The foremost aim of the CMI is to alleviate local unemployment and exploit the world wide acute shortage of seafarers. Indeed the Maritime Industry Analyst, Drewry Shipping Consultants have estimated a worldwide shortage of 34,000 qualified officers, against a total requirement of 498,000. Moreover, based on Drewry’s fleet growth projections and the assumpti on that officer supply will only increase at the current rate, the report predicts that by 2012, the officer shortfall will have grown to 83,000. It is within this context that the continuity of education and training for seafarers up to the management level at the CMI is of utmost importance.
The potential for growth is tremendous in this dynamic industry, especially in the area of energy and in particular, its conservation. CMI has embarked on a number of energy based projects which are managed and executed through the Institute’s Renewable Energy and Productivity Centre under the School of Advanced Skills. These projects include, but are not limited to the assembly, installation and distribution of alternative energy equipment and water purification. They facilitate training, avenues of employment, entrepreneurship, certification, innovation, safety, discipline and environmental protection - tenets which are highly promoted by the Institute. Read more......Read less
The Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC) - the Caribbean’s largest public sector multi-media and video production center – is a limited liability company incorpo
rated under the Companies Act of Jamaica and established by the Government of Jamaica in 1984. Its mandate is to record, archive, and broadcast Jamaica’s varied cultural expressions and events, to ensure the preservation of our history, achievements and the promotion of our positive values. To maintain the highest standards in the production of Jamaican media content, the CPTC is committed to training the nation’s media technicians.
With over 30 years in media and production, we are proud of the high standards in media production set by the CPTC Productions team.
Our services which include electronic field productions (EFP), outside broadcast facilities, studio rental (the largest TV studio in the English Speaking Caribbean), post production, video productions, and multi-media services, are in great demand, due largely because of the professional service and expertise displayed by the team. We are always recruiting to help us cover events such as Magnum Kings and Queens, Rebel Salute, Contender, Sting, etc. and television shows such as: The Suzan Show, Love Zone, The Dwieght Peters Show, Impact, Flow’s Chatter Box and many more!
The CPTC was also designed and equipped in 1984 to train media professionals in the technical and production skills that would ensure world class standards in the local media industry. Through its signature courses in areas such as videography, audio engineering and voice and speech, graduates of the CPTC’s training arm Media Technology Institute (MTI) are in high demand in the local and regional media industry. MTI strives to constantly respond to the needs of its students and the media fraternity and corporate clients served.
The Institute is fully registered and recognized by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official accreditation body for tertiary education in Jamaica and is certified by NCTVET. Read more......Read less
The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust, National Training Agency are known to most Jamaicans simply as ‘HEART’ is a key driver on Jamaica’s road to development
. Formed in 1982 and restructured by the amended HEART Act in 1991, the Organisation focuses primarily on stimulating economic growth and job creation. This can only be achieved through the creation of a highly skilled, productive and competitive workforce.
The HEART Trust/NTA operates 29 Technical and Vocational Education and Training locations which focus on providing a variety of training options to all Jamaicans seeking to advance their career options. With programmes geared at transforming the lives of school leavers as well as employed persons who require training and certification, HEART Trust/NTA is active in engaging members of the society. Begin your career, gain work experience and build your business idea with the HEART Trust/NTA!.
On-the-job training that is anchored to set learning outcomes and deliverables
School leavers training opportunity programme
Employability (social) skills development and reinforcement.... Read more......Read less
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Norma Webster Salon & Spa is a luxurious and contemporary salon with fully qualified, experienced beauty therapists providing the highest standard of treatments. Situated in t
he Fairview Shopping Center, Bogue Montego Bay, Jamaica, the salon provides a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, welcoming new and existing clients. The salon stocks the best products in the industry.
In a strategic decision to raise the bare end higher as it relates to the lever of service to her clients, Norma Webster successfully transition from multiple locations into one primary location at Fairview Shopping Centre in March 2010. The services that were previously offered in Half Moon and Baywest Shopping Centre locations are available to all clients at the new location in Fairview.
In addition to improving parking and greater accessibility, the new salon is a lot more spacious and the ambience rivals any international salon. The salons courteous and well-trained staff caters to the needs of every client and bring new meaning to service with a smile . Complimentary coffee or tea is available while clients wait to be serviced.
For the Shopaholics, there are a number of skin care products, hair care products and cosmetics available. Clients are now able to purchase products from not only international brands, but also products from the Norma Webster owned line of amazing shampoos, conditioners, shiners, leave-in hair treatments, masks, make-up and scented candles.
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The Norma Webster Salon & Spa's rich history dates back to 1973 when a young Norma Webster sought to pursue her dream of working in cosmetology, with two chairs and a dream . Her knowledge, finesse and amazing hair cutting skills are unmatched in western Jamaica. After leaving Mount Alvernia High, Norma became an apprentice to Dorothy Gourzong Vendryes where sh e perfected her craft and was determined to make a name for herself. Norma Webster has studied locally and abroad, constantly improving on her skills and keeping abreast of industry trends. She trained with some of the top lines in hair care, including Vidal Sassoon, Redken and has worked as a technical consultant with Soft Sheen (West Indies).
Almost four decades later, Norma Webster has established herself as an esteemed cosmetologist, businesswoman, hair stylist and western Jamaica's only certified trichologist, trained in identifying and treating disorders of the scalp and hair.
She was instrumental in the development of the cosmetology programme at the Montego Bay Community College and was an integral member of the standardisation committee working with the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) to bring more structure to the local cosmetology industry.
Norma is married to the talented singer Errol 'ET' Webster and has th ree beautiful daughters- Michelle, Monique and Marsha. With her daughter Monique Webster, serving in the capacity of Managing Director, the future of the salon is definitely in good hands. Monique was formally trained as a cosmetologist/aesthetician/makeup artist in Toronto, Canada and has helped to grow the Norma Webster brand tremendously. Read more......Read less