Address: 21a Connolley Avenue, Kingston 4
Telephone: (876) 922-5689; 922-5690
Fax: (876) 967-1970
Cornerstone Ministries, a Christian centered vocational training school, has provided a unique rehabilitation programme within the Correctional Services since 1993, and has achieved significant success in its drive to empower the individual who wants an education, to become a productive and responsible citizen. This non-profit Jamaican organization, which has been serving those working in industry since 1989, is specifically geared to fill the gap faced by the typical local trades person, whose practical skills are not matched by adequate theoretical knowledge.
Cornerstone Ministries' three year programme for the industrial sector provides theoretical training one day per week, on the day release system. Students must be employed in their areas of trade, and must have attained a grade nine educational level in order to qualify. Since inception a total of 50 private industrial firms have had employees enrolled in the programme. They are taught management, mathematics, technical drawing, blueprint reading and individual disciplines of cabinet making and joinery. Christian principles form an integral part of the general curriculum, and include topics such as conflict resolution, control of anger, family responsibilities and the power of forgiveness.
Presently the programmes offered are Motor Vehicle Engine System Heart Trust Level 1 – duration 9 months and Data Operations Heart Trust Level 1 – 8 months.
After passing all units successful trainees receive a certificate from HEART Trust/NTA.