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Government/PCJ & UTech, Ja Collaborate on School Leavers Internship Programme, Summer 2018 June 14, 2018

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PHOTOS: Launch of PCJ-UTech, Ja Internship Programme,
Thurs 14th June, 2018, Spanish Court, Hotel


The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) hosted the launch of the PCJ Internship Programme today, Thursday 14th June, 2018 at the Spanish Court Hotel. The PCJ Internship is a collaboration with the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) to facilitate academic advancement and social development of at-risk secondary school leavers.

Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica and Mr. Russell Hadeed, Chairman, PCJ shared greetings. The Guest Speaker was Dr. The Hon. Andrew Wheatley, MP, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology.

See below for information on the project.



Government to Launch Internship Programme for School Leavers


The Government will be launching, through the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), a three-week internship programme designed to serve as a ‘catch-all’ for secondary school leavers from challenged environments.

It aims to give them a fair chance of making themselves marketable in a competitive job market.

This was disclosed by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 15.

He said this outreach will cover tuition, room and board, transportation and an individual stipend of $45,000 per student.



Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica




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