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Educational Services

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Educational Services
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16 hrs 49 mins
    Opening Hours
  • Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Contact Details
Educational Services
Early Childhood Commission (ECC)
Kingston Mall
[email protected]

Or : 876-922-9297

HEART Trust / NTA : 876-929-3410

Or : 876-929-3411

Or : 876-929-3412

Or : 876-929-3413

Or : 876-929-3414

Or : 876-929-3415

Or : 876-929-3416

Or : 876-929-3417

Or : 876-929-3418

(See White Pages For Academy Listings) : Jamaica Archives & Records Dept

Or : 876-922-3706

Or : 876-922-3707

Or : 876-922-8830

Jamaica Library Service (JLS) : 876-926-3310

Or : 876-926-3311

Or : 876-926-3312

Or : Jamaican Foundation For Lifelong Learning (JFLL) 876-906-5185

Or : 876-928-5182

Or : 876-928-5183

Or : 876-928-5184

Or : 876-928-5185

Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission : (JTEC)

Or : 876-970-0114
General Information

In 1973, the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) formed the National Youth Service (NYS) to help with manpower needs in various sectors of the economy as well as to help school leavers develop a sense of nationalism and proper socialisation. According to Mrs. Heather Murray, Principal of the Hampton High School, “In those days, you served without any travelling been refunded because it was serviced for the sake of service and it was from a service that I learned from those whom I served.” Since then, young people, ages 17 – 24 years, have been equipped with the necessary life coping skills needed to foster their personal and career development as well as enhance their contribution to community and national development.

The programmes offered at the NYS focuses on Volunteerism, Character Development and Work Experience and include programmes such as the Corps and Summer Programmes.


The change in the global environment has reshaped the strategic framework of the National Youth Service (NYS) and has forced the organisation to fulfill its mandate through various methodologies. In the past, individuals would have completed NYS programmes harvesting only a certificate of participation. However, in an assessment conducted by Darrell M. Hull, Ph.D., he recommended that the NYS Corps programme should be aligned with the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) standards offered by HEART Trust/NTA, and credit provided to participants when their training matches these standards. As such, in 2010, the NYS undertook a new initiative: to certify participants in their area of training in order to enrich their developmental experience and prepare them for the competitive labour market.

Following this decision, at least 290 National Youth Service (NYS) trainees turned the pages of success, in dealing with the weaknesses which exist in the procurement and distribution of textbooks in high, junior high and all-age schools. In 2011, through the Textbook Management and Support Aide programme was developed to train students in assisting with the management of the textbook process in schools. Participants within the programme have helped the Media Services Unit of the Ministry of Education to collect for redistribution some $350 million worth of government-issued textbooks, packed in storerooms in Schools Island wide. In the same year, the organisation commenced training for their Teacher’s Assistant Programme which total of four hundred and twenty eight (428) participants trained to effectively support teachers and administrators in: Special Educational Institutions, The Alternative Secondary Transitional Education Programme Centres (ASTEP) and The E-Learning Centres.

  • Access to Higher Education Partnership Programme Application Form:
  • Financial Assistance Application Form
  • GWEP Application Form
  • National Summer Programme Form
  • Summer Programme Fact Sheet
  • Resume Template
  • NYS Application Form (being revised)

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