More employees in Western Jamaica pursuing tertiary education

Montego Bay, Jamaica, November 8, 2016 – Dean of the faculty of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at the Montego Bay Community College, Karen Gayle, says there has been a rapid growth in the demand for tertiary education among employees in western Jamaica.

Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ in Montego Bay on November 7, Mrs. Gayle said in an effort to satisfy the growing demand, the college has been forced to expand the range of studies it offers in the “evening school division”.

She said her department is reaching out to members of the working world who want to pursue tertiary-level training, and that more than 90 per cent of persons enrolled in the division are members of the workforce.  “The division offers many of the programmes that are offered in the day,” Mrs. Gayle noted.

She said the institution has been fulfilling its role as stipulated by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ).  “I am pleased with what Montego Bay Community College has been doing in the community, and its impact,” Mrs. Gayle said.

Persons wishing to pursue tertiary-level studies at the institution have the option of doing so in the faculties of Arts and Sciences, Computer and Technical Studies, Business and Hospitality, and Creative Studies.


Photo Credit: JIS

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