Caribbean Maritime Institute
During the FY2013/14, a J$85 million grant was approved for the Caribbean Maritime Institute for the establishment of an Advanced Skills Training and Innovation Centre to support vocational training for maritime facilities and the planned build-out of the port facilities under the Logistics Hub Programme. The Centre will provide qualified persons with training in the field of industrial automation and mechatronics and will be implemented in partnership with German company, FESTO Didactic, a world leader in industrial automation technologies training.
The Centre will produce certified technicians needed for the maintenance and operation of ports to meet not only the demand in Jamaica, but also regionally and internationally. Local partners such as the Heart Trust NTA, University of Technology and the University of the West Undies will also facilitate training and certification of students.