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Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean

Re-affirming the Role of Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Development of the Jamaican Economy

Publication Date: 
December 2008

The speed at which technical and vocational education was being implemented in Jamaica was in response to the advocacy of industry and business to provide a workforce capable of meeting the economic development needs of the country. This trend towards strengthening technical and vocational education was further intensified with the international movement to integrate technical vocational education in the formal education system. In the 1970s, for example, the World Bank instituted as one of its portfolio strategies the development of post secondary education for training technicians.

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