Address: 6b Oxford Road, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 929-3410-8, 1-888-HEART-NTA,
Fax: (876) 929-2478
Web Site:

The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust was established in 1982 and became the HEART Trust/National Training Agency in 1991. HEART Trust/NTA is financed through a compulsory 3% payroll deduction levied on qualified private sector firms. Donations are sometimes received from donor agencies to support the operations of the Trust.

The Trust is mandated to finance, develop and monitor employment-training programmes, assist in placing graduates seeking jobs and promote employment projects. The organisation also has the responsibility to deliver Technical and Vocational Education Training to individuals to provide and sustain a competent workforce.

The organisation is the facilitating and coordinating body for workforce development in Jamaica and provides access to training, as well as assessment services and certification of competence for working age Jamaicans. Career development and employment facilitation services are offered island-wide. Training is provided both in the workplace (Enterprise-Based), as well as through our 28 technical and vocational education training institutions and in over 100 TVET Community Based Training programmes (Institution Based).

  1. Stipend to Trainees

  2. Underwriting Expenses Relating to Training

  3. Salaries for Instructors

  4. Training Material Cost

Executive Director
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mrs. Maxine Wilson - Chairperson

Mr. Collin Virgo

Mr. Danville Davidson

Dr. Cecil Cornwall

Brigadier Dr. Rocky Meade

Dr. Grace McLean

Dr. Joan Spencer-Ernandez

Dr. George Henry

Dr. Fritz Pinnock

Ms. Juliet Barrett

Mr. Alan Beckford

Mr. Fabian Brown

Mrs. Jackie Knight-Campbell

Ms. Merdina Callum

Mr. Rickert Allen

Ms. Eleasia Charles

Ms. Gabriel Hilton

Mrs. Audrey Sewell

Mr. Rohan Grant

Human Employment and Resource Training (Trust/NTA)
Government of Jamaica