Montego Bay Community College through its Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division in collaboration with the St. James Parish Council hosted the inaugural Western Jamaica Economic Forum, on Wednesday November 26, 2014, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The event was held under the theme “IMPROVING CAPACITY FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT”.

The aims of the forum included:

  • Empowering local groups within the Western Parishes, to develop and implement an economic model to improve their way of life and
  • Stimulate discussions through plenaries and concurrent participatory sessions by engaging major stakeholders from Trelawny, St, James, Hanover and Westmoreland.


Information from the forum can be read by clicking the links below:

Western Jamaica Economic Forum Magazine (WJEF): WJEF_magazine

WJEF Presentation- Dr. Luz M. Longsworth: WJEF_magazine- Dr. Longsworth Presentation

WJEF Presentation- ACP Devon Watkins:  WJEF_Presentation-ACP Devon Watkins

WJEF Presentation- Colin F. Bullock: WJEF_Presentation_ Colin F. Bullock


Additional Presentations:

Agglomeration Economics: Agglomeration Economies

Strategy for Workforce Development: CARICOM Regional TVET Strategy for Workforce Development2

Tertiary Institutions Collaboration: Collaboration Among Tertiary Institutions of Western Jamaica

Additional information from the forum will be forth coming.




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