D&G Foundation and DECS Management give skills boost to Project Star

JMMB Group CEO and co-chairman of Project STAR, Keith Duncan (left) joins partners, D&G Foundation Director Dianne Ashton Smith (second left) and CEO of DECS Management & Logistics Services Limited, Sheldon Beckford (far right) for a photo op with participating trainees at the recent official launch of a certified forklift training programme.

    THE Desnoes & Geddes (D&G) Foundation has collaborated with DECS Management & Logistics Services Limited and Project STAR to introduce a training and certification programme for forklift operators.

    The programme will boost the employability of marginalised youth and the launch was hosted last Monday at Red Stripe's Spanish Town Road Brewery.

    "This partnership is the true definition of corporate social responsibility," opined JMMB Group CEO and co-chairman of Project STAR Keith Duncan as he delivered the ceremony's keynote address.

    "This is a symbol of big businesses, medium-sized businesses, and small businesses joining forces to create opportunities for unemployed and marginalised youth residing in Jamaica to become fully trained and productive individuals in the country's workforce," added Duncan.

    The programme was designed to increase the number of certified forklift operators in Jamaica, expand the safety operations of companies, and ultimately improve production coverage and productivity within the country.

    Following the one-month certified training initiative, graduates will have an opportunity to find gainful and meaningful employment through internships.

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