Under the elearning programme, over 200 teachers and lecturers have been trained in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and were presented with their certificates at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. This implied that the total number of teachers who have been trained to use the technology that they will need to integrate into their teaching methods is now over 11,000.
The e-learning project aims to improve the learning experience in Jamaica's high schools, and impact the level of passes in the school-leaving examinations, in particular the Caribbean Examination Council's Secondary Examination. Explaining that the newly acuired skills will provide a distinct advantage to the graduate, Senior Programme Director for Enterprise Based Training at HEART Trust/NTA, Winston Fletcher, congratulated the graduates for the work they had done. Under the programme, installations have been carried out at 176 institutions. Some 74 regional education officers have now taken advantage of the offering. In addition over 400 system administrators and 170 trainers of trainers have been trained by the HEART Trust/NTA.