Operated by the Sisters of Mercy in Kingston, Jamaica, the Alpha Vocational Training Centre provides holistic training to at-risk young men 16-20 years old. Our comprehensive programme focuses on individual needs and practical solutions through a targeted mix of academic, vocational and social services. Guided by 140+ years of service, Alpha’s culture of caring and committed support means young people and their families have a reliable partner for personal and professional development. At Alpha, we train for life!

Academic and Trade Training

Academic development is the foundation of training and all students have the opportunity to sit for City & Guild exams. Vocational training is where Alpha students apply their improved math and English abilities. Students may select vocational training in barbering, carpentry, screen printing or music performance. Access to job expos, work experience, internships and career workshops are key elements of the Alpha experience.

The Alpha Music Legacy 

Alpha is a “dream factory”, according to National Public Radio (USA) for “legendary musicians” (Jamaica Gleaner) who “helped release the spirit of one of the most musical islands in the world” (The Telegraph/UK). Listen to the musical contributions from alpha students 24/7 on www.alphaboysschoolradio.com.

Contact Alpha

Tel: 876-618-3303

E-mail: mdallas@alphainstitute.co

26 South Camp Road