Further education and training

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This PowerPoint is a run through of a section of the Jamaica vision 2030 document which speaks to secondary graduates who leave school under-qualified. It gives some statistics and issues as well as the government's plans to alleviate these issues.

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Further education and training

  1. 1. The Issues and Solutions Secondary school leavers do not attain standards necessary to access further education, training and/or decent work and be productive and successful Jamaicans Presented by: Stephen Jones, RhoalWright, Shevanese Walsh
  2. 2. VISION 2030 JAMAICA NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
  3. 3. Low Attendance = Chronic Underachievement Attendance/Yr Present Absent 65%35%
  4. 4. Students Perform Below their Grade Level Grade Level Above Below 40-50% 40 – 50% Below their grade Level Approximately 300,000 children 50%
  5. 5. Qualified Secondary Graduates Qualified Secondary Graduates Qualified Not Qualified 20% 80%
  6. 6. Equip all faculties especially science and the vocational areas with appropriate equipment.
  7. 7. Establish standards for secondary schools. For example: class size, qualifications and skill requirements of teachers, and resources to support the curriculum.
  8. 8. Everyone Can Learn: Implement and sustain a system of early detection and referral of children with special needs Everyone Must Learn
  9. 9. Develop and implement a strategy aimed at improving performance for the lower secondary level (Grades 7-9)
  10. 10. Create and maintain an efficientTeaching Framework to enhance CSEC performance
  11. 11. Create mechanisms that would enable the school system to integrate new and emerging technologies and ideas to improve the teaching and learning process.
  12. 12. Establish Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality Assurance measures (e.g. establish M&E services at each Regional Education Authority)
  13. 13. Institutionalize a structured Citizenship Education (Character Education/Values and Attitude Programme) within the curriculum for implementation in all  Train and equip teachers with the necessary skill for implantation
  14. 14. Provide adequate instructional and resource manuals and materials to support this programme. Institutionalize a Learning Mentorship programme

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