The Review of State Capacity to Prepare Wards for Independent Living project is a short-term consultancy to: (1) establish benchmarks and best practices for independent living programs through the review of international programmes; (2) conduct a diagnostic of the current programs and policies regarding wards of the State leaving care; and (3) establish the State’s current capacity to close the gaps and achieve the benchmarks and best practices identified.
The Programme spans eighteen (18) months and is poised to train nearly four thousand (4,000) adolescents and their parents in the tenets of financial literacy and entrepreneurial endeavour. In addition to this, the Programme has also undertaken to train sixty (60) teachers and 10 (entreprenuers) on how to impart these same tenets and identify and nurture the behaviours characteristic of an adolescent entrepreneur.
The University of Technology (UTECH), Jamaica has added this unique degree to its repertoire of industry-driven, future-shaping qualifications. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology focuses on preparing students for a modern world of communication enabled by specialized technology. The program currently has three (3) specializations: Journalism; Advertising; and Public Relations.