Bridging Innovation and Education: WorldSkills Autonomous Mobile Robotics Training Camp

Date: January 15-19, 2024

Location: The Cardiff Hotel and Spa

Organizer: HEART/NSTA Trust & WorldSkills Jamaica

In an era marked by rapid technological advancement, organizations like Studica and HEART/NSTA Trust are at the forefront, spearheading initiatives to bridge the gap between innovation and education. From January 15-19, 2024, the picturesque CARDIFF Hotel and Spa served as the backdrop for the WorldSkills Autonomous Mobile Robotics Training Camp, a groundbreaking event that brought together industry leaders, educators, and aspiring robotics enthusiasts.


Studica Canada

Pioneers in Future-Focused Technologies: With over 35 years of experience, Studica has established itself as a leading supplier of future-focused technologies to the academic community and industry. Their commitment to delivering innovative solutions to schools, teachers, students, and businesses has propelled them to the forefront of the technology industry.


HEART/NSTA Trust

HEART/NSTA Trust is dedicated to cultivating a Jamaican labor force capable of competing on a global scale. Through various training programs and initiatives, they aim to enhance Jamaica’s national productivity and competitiveness, ensuring that workers are not only trained but also certified to international standards.


WorldSkills Jamaica

Advancing Technical Vocational Education: Operating under the HEART/NSTA Trust, WorldSkills Jamaica is committed to enhancing the status and quality of technical vocational education and training in Jamaica and the Caribbean. By facilitating career advancement and productivity through skill development, they aim to inspire the next generation of robotics enthusiasts.


Objectives of the Training Camp:
• Build Knowledge: Educate stakeholders on the operations, programming, and manufacturing of aerial and mobile robotics.
• Promote Collaboration: Facilitate opportunities for networking and collaboration within the robotics industry.
• Inspire Future Innovators: Showcase cutting-edge technologies and real-world applications, promoting robotics as a viable and exciting career path.

The Opening Ceremony: Under the stewardship of Mrs. Julia Smiley Green, Director-Marketing and Communications at HEART/NTSA Trust and Communications Officer for WorldSkills Jamaica, the grandeur of the Opening Ceremony unfolded at 10:30 am. Dr. Taneisha Ingleton, Managing Director of HEART/NTSA Trust, delivered a warm welcome, encouraging participants to ignite a nationwide movement towards progress and prosperity.
The atmosphere was enriched by the melodious tunes of the HEART/College of Hospitality Services Choir, setting the stage for a day filled with inspiration and innovation. Senator the Honourable Dr. Dana Morris Dixon, Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with Responsibility for Skills and Digital Transformation, delivered a compelling Keynote Address, highlighting the importance of robotics in driving technological advancement and economic growth.
As the curtains drew to a close, the Closing Remarks were presented, marking the conclusion of a day that showcased the convergence of skill, innovation, and international collaboration in the dynamic field of autonomous mobile robotics. Through knowledge sharing, collaboration, and inspiration, the WorldSkills Autonomous Mobile Robotics Training Camp laid the foundation for a brighter future powered by robotics innovation.

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