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  • Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Dr. Fritz Pinnock, says the CMI/Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College campus in St. James will prepare young people for highly demanded jobs in the global maritime sector.
  • He said the CMI has the highest rate of employment among all tertiary institutions in Jamaica with 85 percent of graduates finding employment within six months after graduation.
  • He called for other such linkages to be forged in the education sector. “No longer can we afford to have each institution offering the same menu of programmes…we now have to look at the resources and get great spend for the national buck,” he contended.

Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Dr. Fritz Pinnock, says the CMI/Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College campus in St. James will prepare young people for highly demanded jobs in the global maritime sector.

He noted that the Institute is working to fill gaps in the shipping, logistics and supply chain sectors, which account for 35 percent of the value of global trade.

“At CMI…what we have done is create the programmes that the market wants,” he said, while addressing the official launch of the campus on April 7 at Granville, St. James.

He said the CMI has the highest rate of employment among all tertiary institutions in Jamaica with 85 percent of graduates finding employment within six months after graduation.

Dr. Pinnock, in hailing the partnership between the CMI and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, said the coming together of the two institutions will ensure greater efficiency of resources for education and training, while “strengthening the two outstanding brands.”

He called for other such linkages to be forged in the education sector. “No longer can we afford to have each institution offering the same menu of programmes…we now have to look at the resources and get great spend for the national buck,” he contended.