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  • JPC has taken its message to schools, with the provision of training designed to increase the productivity levels of students.
  • A two-day training session was held in February under a pilot initiative: ‘Productivity Improvement in Schools’.
  • Executive Director of the JPC, Dr. Charles Douglas, emphasized the need for children to be actively involved in the productivity improvement initiative.

The Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC) has taken its message to schools, with the provision of training designed to increase the productivity levels of students.

A two-day training session was held in February under a pilot initiative: ‘Productivity Improvement in Schools’. Students and teachers from various schools were exposed to productivity improvement methods, aimed at increasing awareness about the importance of continuous improvement and application of their improvement plans.

Speaking to JIS News, Executive Director of the JPC, Dr. Charles Douglas, emphasized the need for children to be actively involved in the productivity improvement initiative.

“We want to inculcate a national productivity culture in our citizens and we believe that the best place to start is with the kids. We believe that children do have an influence on their parents with respect to behaviour change, so if we get the children to think productively, I’m sure they will influence their parents,” he said.

The participants are expected to use the knowledge gained to implement low cost improvement initiatives that will benefit their respective schools.

“What we really expect is that they’ll get attuned to not just thinking about the word productivity, but actually internalizing it,” Dr. Douglas said.

The pilot project will end with a closing ceremony on May 7.