For Job Seekers & Trainees

Improve your job search. Get noticed by top employers. Find your next career step.

Helping you find a job

We at HEART are committed to connecting competent job seekers with recruiters for mutually beneficial and rewarding working relationships. Improve your job search, get noticed by top Jamaican employers, and find your next career step by uploading your resume to our Job Portal.

By uploading your resume, you can be matched with vacancies posted by firms and organisations. Full time as well as summer work options are available.

Getting you “Job Ready”

Available at our regional and parish offices, our Job Readiness service is designed to help prepare you for entry into the workplace. Learn the ins and outs of skilled resume writing, best practices for your job interview, and the key attitudes and behaviours you need to embrace in order to keep you employed.

Career Guidance & Advice

Available at our regional and parish offices, our Career Guidance & Advisory services are aimed at helping you make informed decisions about education, training and work options. With mentorship, coaching and counselling, we support you in gaining more self-awareness about your capabilities and interests, exploring the labour market, as well as developing realistic and actionable plans for your career.

Business Advice & Support

If you want to start a business or expand your existing business, we provide MSMEs with training, business coaching and other technical assistance. With our business support services, we help you to:

  • formalise your business
  • develop actionable business plans
  • comply with legal guidelines
  • improve business productivity


For our business support services, we take referrals from the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) and the MSME Alliance.

Diagnostic & Psychometric Testing

Available at HEART regional and parish offices as well as online, diagnostic assessments are designed to determine your literacy and numeracy levels. Psychometric assessments, on the other hand, are designed to measure your behavioural and learning style. Both types of assessments are offered in order to help determine the appropriate HEART training programme for you.

Mobile Learning & Assessment

In an effort to increase access to assessment and training throughout the country, mobile learning and assessment is being offered through the use of portable training labs.

Currently, there are 3 mobile career coaches and 5 mobile training labs, equipped to offer training and assessment in the following areas:


  • Welding
  • Electronics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Computer Skills
  • Renewable Energy

Recommendation for Certification

Based on the assessment services currently offered by NCTVET (National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training), HEART validates the competencies of trainees, and where appropriate, makes recommendations to the NCTVET for a range of award types.


NCTVET’s assessment services are offered to public and private institutions, companies and individuals 4 times for the year: in January, June, September and December. The service is accessed through the NCTVET registrar or the registrars of Accredited Training Institutions (ATOs).

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