The HEART/NSTA Trust increases certification rate by almost 100 per cent in last academic year

by January 12th, 2021

The HEART/NSTA Trust says it has increased its certification rate by almost 100 per cent in the past year.

The declaration follows criticism from the Auditor General’s Department which said the training agency did not give optimal value over the past 5 years, based on the low rate of certification from training expenditures.

In a report tabled in Parliament on September 29, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis concluded that despite significant efforts, HEART only achieved a certification rate of 45 per cent, relative to enrolment in skills training programme for the period 2014-15 to 2018-19.

Speaking at this morning’s (January 12) meeting of the Public Account’s Committee, PAC, Managing Director of the Heart/NSTA Trust, Dr. Janet Dyer said the agency has made significant improvement in the past academic year.