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Jamaica: At-risk youths to benefit from $25M truck driver simulation training programme

Thirty at-risk young persons from several communities in the Corporate Area will benefit from training opportunities provided under the Kingston leg of the Truck Driver Simulator Training Programme.

The cohort consists of three females and 27 males, and the programme is being undertaken at a cost of approximately $25.3 million through a partnership involving the Ministry of National Security, Caribbean Military Academy (CMA), the HEART/NSTA Trust, and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

The participants will commence training on May 24 on a full- and part-time basis.

The objective of the six-month engagement is to prepare the participants to apply technical skills and knowledge to drive articulated and combination units, including trailers, trucks, buses, delivery, and commercial vehicles.

The course also aims to equip them with the requisite employability skills to compete in the global workforce.

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