Alignment of Political Perspective Brings Projects to Fruition – PM Holness

Photo: OPM Photo Prime Minister Andrew Holness stands by the Wall of Fame at the FESTO FACT Centre at Caribbean Maritime University along with other persons who were instrumental in the establishment of the centre. (Left to right) Dr Wesley Hughes, Shakierah Cowan, Dr Alwyn Hayles, Phillip Paulwell, Dr Grace McLean, Dr Omar Davies, Senator Ruel Reid, Mrs Audrey Sewell, Rev. Wellesley Blair & Professor Fritz Pinnock.

Story Highlights

  • Prime Minister Andrew Holness has highlighted that the alignment of political perspectives can bring about greater and faster success for the economy.
  • The Prime Minister’s comments came today (Wednesday, September19) as he launched the FESTO FACT Training Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).
  • Prime Minister Holness said the new facility is an example of what can be achieved through collaboration from both sides of the political fence.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has highlighted that the alignment of political perspectives can bring about greater and faster success for the economy.

The Prime Minister’s comments came today (Wednesday, September19) as he launched the FESTO FACT Training Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

Prime Minister Holness said the new facility is an example of what can be achieved through collaboration from both sides of the political fence.

“Projects of this magnitude can only come to fruition when there is an alignment of political perspectives. These partnerships will ensure that capacity for Jamaica is secured in the area of Science, Engineering and Technology,” said Prime Minister Holness.

In that regard, the Prime Minister indicated that the FESTO FACT centre is a dream that could not have been possible without many important partnerships and collaborations from the private and public sectors and academia.

The CMU has partnered with the world-leading provider of Mechatronics training and certification and the FESTO which is one of the world leaders in industrial Automation to train and certify over 4000 learners per year.

Prime Minister Holness said the partnership “is a historic achievement and a mammoth step in terms of education and modernization not only for Jamaica but also for the wider region”.

Prime Minister Holness also said the Centre is unique in its establishment and represents the country’s goal.

“The opening of this unique facility accurately represents and depicts our nation’s goal; our national outlook and our commitment as a country to develop our human resources so they are second to none and to develop our institutions so that they are modern and internationally competitive,” said Prime Minister Holness.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness noted he hopes that the graduates of the centre will be instilled with analytical and creative habits of thinking and an aptitude for discernment and sound judgement that can guide them through a lifetime of achievement and success.

“It is through equipping our human resources to be productive and competitive that we will attain the potential and will for positive growth and development,” said Prime Minister Holness.

The Centre is the first of its kind in the English speaking Caribbean and will deliver international certification in Mechatronics and Automation to meet the changing needs of the engineering industry.

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