Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, has said that he is quite confident about the recently introduced Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation or JCTI as he thinks it will work as a catalyst in attaining the competitive advantage of the country as a well-liked destination in terms of tourism, for the partners of the travel sector along with the travelers.
The minister of tourism was speaking at the time of the inaugural of a three-month pilot project that officially marking started on November 1 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.
The Minister expressed that the JCTI, which is anticipated to turn out to be a globally competitive certification institution that will work along with and through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, which will sustain the “training and certification agenda”.
The responsibility of the JCTI, the center is part of the Human Capital Development Plan of the Government, has been launched to facilitate the certification and licensure of Jamaicans, associated with tourism and help innovation in the same.
Also, Mr. Bartlett explained that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security will support the data gathering and analysis “and the thrust to improve terms and conditions of work”.
“The JCTI was born out of Vision 2030’s Tourism Sector Development Plan, which calls for the development of a training institution focused on developing a management cadre with the skills, knowledge and motivation required by tourism entities,” the Minister explained.