KINGSTON — Red Stripe Jamaica will be recruiting some 2,500 individuals to participate in its Learning for Life programme, which offers young people educational and training opportunities.
The company will recruit 500 students for its Project Tourism certification courses, which commences in June, and an additional 2,000 for courses commencing in July.
Interviews start in mid June, and will be held at the Manpower and Maintenance Centre, Eureka Road, Kingston on June 1 to 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The announcement was made by Head of Corporate Relations, at Red Stripe, Marguerite Cremin, during a tour of the company’s manufacturing plant, on Spanish Town Road by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda on Friday, May 27.
“We have a very strong tradition of renewable investment in the social welfare of Jamaican communities. Through Diageo Learning for Life we create celebrated lives through vocation and life skills training,” she stated.
Red Stripe partners with educational and training institutions, such as Heart Trust/NTA and the Institute for Workforce Education and Development(iWED), to provide skills training and certification for individuals from the inner cities under the programme.
“This year alone, we will have over 1,700 Jamaican people from challenged communities or circumstances, who probably wouldn’t have gotten a skill, because they wouldn’t have had the qualification to even get into HEART/NTA. We have facilitated these people being fully trained and graduating with certification from either HEART or a similar certification agency,” Mrs. Cremin informed.
She also noted that, for this financial year, the company has invested $25 million in the programme.
“It’s something we’re very proud of and very dedicated to,” she added.
Learning for Life is part of a number of community enrichment initiatives organised by Red Stripe, which include Project Bartender and Bartender Supervisory Management, Project Tourism, Project Entrepreneur, Project Artiste, General Office Administration, Customer Service and Supervisory Management.
To qualify for any of the programmes, individuals must be 18 to 35 years old, unemployed, passionate about learning and in need of a break to improve their lives.
For further information contact: Red Stripe Jamaica at Telephone: (876) 906-2275-7.
By ATHALIAH REYNOLDS, JIS Reporter