J-TEC Launches the National Qualifications Framework

J-TEC Launches the National Qualifications Framework


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JTEC seeks to improve access to higher education, certification portability and recognition of informal learning through NQF-J
In keeping with its remit to further develop Jamaica’s tertiary education sector, the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC) an agency of the Ministry of Education Youth & Information will host the official launch of the National Qualifications framework of Jamaica (NQF-J).

The launch is set to took place on February 15th, 2017 at the Knutsford Court Hotel.

As a result of the rapid expansion in Jamaica’s tertiary education sector, the need has arisen for the development of a qualifications framework that will:

  • Enable cross-border recognition of certifications
  • Recognise and benchmark informal learning
  • Improve access to higher education

Leaders of government, Private sectors heads as well as bilateral and multilateral partners are expected to be in attendance. CEO and Commissioner of J-TEC, Maxine Henry-Wilson stated,

“The NQF-J was developed to aid in the transformation of Jamaica’s education system and is intended to provide standardised recognition for all learning, knowledge and skills. We are delighted with the inputs from our partners without which the NQF-J would not have gotten to this point”.

NCTVET’s DeWayne Pryce, Director of the Occupational Standards Development Department, shared this view by stating

The NQF-J has been positioned to reform post-secondary for better. Prior to its development Technical and Vocational studies ranged from levels 1-5, with the advent of the NQF-J we have been able to establish levels 6-7”.

For more information on the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica (NQF-J) click here:About the NQF-J

Read JIS News story by clicking here: NQFJ News Story

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