JCTI on track to train 8,000 tourism workers in five years

JCTI on track to train 8,000 tourism workers in five years

The Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI), the training arm of the Ministry of Tourism, is on target to train 8,000 tourism workers in the next five years.

This was confirmed by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett at the JCTI’s graduation ceremony at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Wednesday, where more than 300 people received certification in tourism related fields. 

This represents its second batch of graduates.

Of the more than 300 graduates, there are 14 certified hospitality educators, nine certified hospitality instructors, 17 culinary tutors, 12 culinarians and pastry chefs, 20 bartender trainers and more than 200 bartenders.

The JCTI was established to facilitate the development of professionals in the sector.