The National Housing Trust (NHT), through its Social Development Department, has conducted a skills training programme for residents of selected NHT schemes to assist beneficiaries in properly servicing their mortgage obligations. The first leg of the training was conducted between October 5 and 19, 2020.
Approximately 120 residents were trained under the most recent leg of the programme, of which there were over 200 applicants. The residents who are from NHT communities in Kingston & St. Andrew, St. James, St. Ann, St. Mary and Portland were trained in entrepreneurship, interview readiness, effective communication and sanitization techniques.
Over 70 internship placements were identified by the end of the training.
The programme is headed by NHT Social Development Manager, Wendy-Jo Williams and supported through the work of Social Development Officers, Sherricka Barnes and Shirley Pryce.
We wish to thank the Ministry of Labour and Social Security for providing assistance with the skills training workshop.
The NHT has operated the programme for the last 15 years and has partnered with other entities to include government and non-government institutions.