JAMPRO President says GSS will propel Jamaica’s readiness for the digital global economy

Dr. the Hon Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, and President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards, discuss the Global Services Skills (GSS) project after the official loan agreement signing at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in Kingston.
JAMPRO's President, Diane Edwards, has said that the execution of the Global Services Skills (GSS) loan agreement will be a major step towards advancing Jamaica's role in the digital global economy. The JAMPRO President made the comments at the agreement's signing, yesterday, January 24, 2019. The agreement was signed by Dr. the Hon Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, and Adriana La Valley, Chief of Operations at the Inter-American Development Bank – IDB. 
Ms. Edwards said the project, which aims to promote the growth of Global Services in Jamaica through training and boosting Jamaica’s ability to export services, would help the island to join economically developed countries that have welcomed the 4th Industrial Revolution. She said, "Driverless cars, smart home appliances, telemedicine, robotic process automation… all are a reality in developed countries and Jamaica must play more than catch up, we must equip our workforce to take the leap into the future, to ride the wave rather than be swallowed by it. The GSS Project is most timely and will help to ensure that Jamaica’s workforce is properly trained, prepared and positioned for this paradigm shift."
The GSS Loan Agreement is a five-year project, and will be executed by various stakeholders including JAMPRO, Heart Trust NTA and the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ). The loan agreement is for US$15M.
Published Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019
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