HEART in the NEWS: 2,500 Youth to Get a Major ‘LIFT’ Over the Next Five Years

An excerpt from the Jamaica Information Service:

The social mobility of 2,500 young Jamaicans will be bolstered over the next five years under the Government’s $2-billion Learning and Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme.

The initiative will target fifth- and sixth-form graduates and provide sustainable avenues for education, employment and assimilation into society.

Speaking during Wednesday’s (August 9) launch at Jamaica House, Managing Director, HEART/NSTA Trust, Dr. Taneisha Ingleton, said LIFT comprises activities that will be implemented in three phases – entry, engagement and immersion.

She explained that upon entry, a diagnostic examination will be administered to allow students to be trained and later placed in jobs that will accommodate their learning levels while ensuring job readiness gaps are addressed.

Students will also participate in a week-long orientation session in which they will receive life skills, customer service and interview skills, digital literacy and financial literacy training, to ensure their smooth transition into society at the end of the programme.”

Read the full article here: 2,500 Youth to Get a Major ‘LIFT’ Over the Next Five Years – Jamaica Information Service (jis.gov.jm)

26 responses to “HEART in the NEWS: 2,500 Youth to Get a Major ‘LIFT’ Over the Next Five Years”

  1. Amelia Watson Avatar
    Amelia Watson

    How can I apply for this Program, Im 17 class of 2023 from Kingston Technical High School, and I am looking for a job

    1. SCrooks Avatar

      Good day Amelia, we appreciate you reaching out to the HEART NSTA, Trust. Thank you for showing interest in our LIFT Initiative programme. Please be advised that applications were concluded on August 31, 2023. The next tentative window for applications will be this summer, 2024. Kindly stay tuned for any developments on our social media channels. For more information you may visit our website at http://www.heart-nsta.org.

  2. Keshwayne mills Avatar

    How can I apply for it

    1. SCrooks Avatar

      Greetings Keshwayne, we appreciate you reaching out to the HEART NSTA, Trust. Thank you for showing interest in our LIFT Initiative programme. Please be advised that applications were concluded on August 31, 2023. The next tentative window for applications will be this summer, 2024. Kindly stay tuned for any developments on our social media channels. For more information you may visit our website at http://www.heart-nsta.org.

  3. Zetaya spence Avatar
    Zetaya spence

    How do go about applying for this program

    1. SCrooks Avatar

      Good day Zetaya, we appreciate you reaching out to the HEART NSTA, Trust. Thank you for showing interest in our LIFT Initiative programme. Please be advised that applications were concluded on August 31, 2023. The next tentative window for applications will be this summer, 2024. Kindly stay tuned for any developments on our social media channels. For more information you may visit our website at http://www.heart-nsta.org.

  4. Teona Avatar
    Teona

    I love that ..I want to apply but I don’t have maths or English as yet

    1. SCrooks Avatar

      Good day Teona, Thanks for contacting the HEART NSTA, Trust. To be enrolled in the LIFT Initiative programme you are required to be a recent graduate from 5th Form or 6th Form, have at least 3 CSEC subjects including Mathematics and English. Please be advised that applications were concluded on August 31, 2023. The next tentative window for applications will be this summer, 2024. Kindly stay tuned for any developments on our social media channels. If you wish to obtain CSEC mathematics and english, you may take part in our High School Diploma Equivalency (HSDE) program which allows you to do CXCs’ and City & Guilds subjects. The classes are offered free of cost to participants; however, participants will be required to pay for the exams. Applications are done at our parish office and the specific parish office will advise when classes are available and how they are schedule. Please visit the following link to learn more about our program: https://www.heart-nsta.org/.

  5. ROMANDA SATCHELL Avatar
    ROMANDA SATCHELL

    Goodnight Team HEART, my name is Romanda Satchell. I am 18 years of age. I tried to apply for the LIFT program, but I am unable to type on the form. I have a few questions. The first one is, is it possible for me to still apply, although I do not have any CSEC subjects, and is it also possible for my boss to give a reference instead of a teacher? I have used the Heart program before it was a summer program. That is all the question I have to ask. Thank you for your time, and good night.

    1. SCrooks Avatar

      Good day Romanda, We appreciate you reaching out to the HEART NSTA, Trust. Thank you for your interest in our programme. We are sorry, but the deadline for the LIFT Initiative application was August 31, 2023. The initiative will continue for the next five years. Applications will open by summer each year. For any updates, follow us on our social media channels. You may download the LIFT program application form from our website at https://www.heart-nsta.org/, or you can pick up a physical copy at your constituency office. To be considered for the LIFT initiative programme you are required to finish fifth or sixth form, completed at least three CSEC subjects, which includes math and English, and be able to show that you are enrolled in the PATH program or have a letter from a justice of the peace proving your financial need.

  6. Sciandie Trowers Avatar
    Sciandie Trowers

    How does a person get the form for the lift program

    1. Jodian Avatar

      Good afternoon, Sciandie. Thank you for your interest in our Learning & Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. This year’s LIFT application deadline was August 31st.The tentative application window is next summer. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for updates. To learn more about the program, please click link provided: https://www.heart-nsta.org/on-the-job-learning/

  7. johnoy wilson Avatar
    johnoy wilson

    i would like to enter

    1. RDavis Avatar

      Good Morning, Johnoy. Thank you for your interest in our Learning & Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. This year’s LIFT application deadline was August 31st.The tentative application window is next summer. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for updates.

  8. johnoy wilson Avatar
    johnoy wilson

    i would like to enter the LIFT program

    1. Jodian Wong-Gordon Avatar

      Good morning, Johnoy. Thank you for contacting HEART NSTA Trust. This year’s LIFT application deadline was August 31st.The tentative application window is next summer. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for updates.

  9. Ayoki Avatar
    Ayoki

    Good day I want to apply for the program I would like the opportunity

    1. RDavis Avatar

      Good morning, Ayoki. Thank you for contacting HEART NSTA Trust. This year’s LIFT application deadline was August 31st.The tentative application window is next summer. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for updates.

      https://www.facebook.com/heartnstatrust/
      https://www.instagram.com/heartnstatrust/

  10. serika watson Avatar
    serika watson

    I would like to join this program because I’m interested

    1. RDavis Avatar

      Good morning, Ms. Watson. Thank you for contacting HEART NSTA Trust. This year’s LIFT application deadline was August 31st.The tentative application window is next summer. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for updates.

      https://www.facebook.com/heartnstatrust/
      https://www.instagram.com/heartnstatrust/

  11. Sasheena Edwards Avatar
    Sasheena Edwards

    So what about the one’s that don’t have any subjects like I do, but do we get to engage in this “Lift” program

    1. RDavis Avatar

      Good Morning, Sasheena. Thank you for your interest in our Learning & Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. This programme requires that the candidates must possess CXC subjects, however for individuals without qualification they may apply for our Registered Apprenticeship Programme (RAP) through any of our Parish Offices, kindly view our locations to locate the office closest to you.

  12. Jody T Loney Avatar
    Jody T Loney

    I would like to be enrolled in the loft program

    1. Jodian Avatar

      Good afternoon, Jody. Thank you for your interest in our Learning & Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. This year’s LIFT application deadline was August 31st.The tentative application window is next summer. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for updates.

  13. Jody T Loney Avatar
    Jody T Loney

    I would like to be enrolled in the LIFT program

    1. RDavis Avatar

      Good Morning, Jody. Thank you for your interest in our Learning & Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme. This year’s LIFT application deadline was August 31st.The tentative application window is next summer. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for updates.

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