Principal's Message

I would like to welcome you to the Vocational Training Development Institute’s (VTDI’s) website. The VTDI has a strong reputation for providing quality technical vocational education and training programmes both locally and in the Caribbean, diverse and highly qualified staff and  employs the competency based approach to education and training. Having opened its doors to the first batch of students in 1969, the VTDI has established its reputation as a leader in the field of technical vocational education and training (TVET). The institution is driven by the mission of providing quality TVET programmes that will prepare competent graduates for the world of work, with the capacity to contribute to national development. Programmes are offered at the main campus at Gordon Town Road, at a campus in Mandeville and at the Montego Bay Community College location in western Jamaica. The main campus is surrounded by the lush green hills of Gordon Town and is neighbour to other major tertiary institutions situating it in the university belt.

We offer a wide range of technical and professional programs for school leavers, TVET leaders, administrators, technicians, and those seeking new career paths. Putting the student at the centre of  our operations is one of our core values. This is evident in the attention paid to student advisement, in the variety of clubs and societies and in the enrichment activities offered alongside core programmes. If you choose to participate in any of our programs, you should expect to be accorded the greatest level of professionalism, and to be immersed in structured learning activities that are engaging, mentally inspiring, and that encourages and motivates you to be a life-long learner. Our student-centered, self-paced approach to the design and delivery of instructions, will afford a learning environment that is conducive to meeting your learning needs. 

Please browse through our WebPages to learn more about how our certificate, diploma and degree program offerings can help you acquire new learning, advance your career, and enhance your creative potential. In addition this website, you are welcome to contact our registry to request and review the brochures for the different programs. Again, special welcome and thanks for visiting our website. 

Marcia Rowe – Amonde


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