TRADE TRAINING FOR JAMAICAN YOUTH 16-18 YEARS OLD
Trade training at Alpha is focused on young men 16-18 years old who are in need of not just learning a skill but also a supportive community committed to the social, educational and vocational needs of its students. Tuition is JA$3,000 per term. There are three terms. Students who are concerned they cannot afford to attend please first explain to our front office for feedback. Alpha may be able to assist. Trade training is balanced by academic classes including math, English and civics. Students spend half the day in trade training and the other half focuses on literacy and life skills course work. Interested in applying to Alpha? > Click here <
The benefits of an Alpha education include:
- HEART/NTA certification
- City & Guilds exams
- Award-winning athletic program
- Award-winning music program
TRADE TRAINING COURSES
MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
The Alpha Music Program offers performance and technology training with an emphasis on reading music. Music students learn to read and perform music individually as well as work as a member of a performance group. The performance program is based on a unison/group method. Music students sit for the Associated Boards Royal School of Music theory and practical exam. Music Technology training includes audio engineering (Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Reason), Intro to Radio Broadcasting and Intro to Disc Jockey Techniques.
Barbering is an exciting skill, which allows you to interact daily with persons from all walks of life and face exciting new challenges everyday. Graduates of the Alpha Barbering Program will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the history of Barbering as well as best practices in cutting and styling, beard designs, trimming and shaving hair. Student also learn about safety practices, scalp disorders and entrepreneurship. This is a two year program. Upon completing the requisite requirements you will be given an Alpha Certificate.
Woodwork training at Alpha includes Introduction to Woodworking Design, Introduction to Woodworking Hand Tools and Introduction to Woodworking Machinery and Power Tools. Students learn the steps in the design process, measurement and tools used in design, as well as the tools and techniques used to solve woodworking problems. The program provides work experience in traditional and modern woodworking situations including joinery found in furniture and construction. Emphasis will be on developing accuracy and neatness of work. Students will use these skills to construct individual and class projects
The Landscaping trade at Alpha, like all the trades, is a stepping stone to teamwork, employment and certification. From the classroom, to the campus to the community at large, Alpha connects students with a supportive employment network. Alpha provides training in Basic Horticulture focused on developing horticultural literacy and vocational skills. The course work is divided into three parts: Practical Skill, Practical Knowledge, and Theoretical Knowledge. Periodic testing is carried out on all three parts and the class participates in two field trips to private gardens in and outside of Kingston. Graduates of Alpha’s landscaping program are able to demonstrate proper safety and a useful knowledge of soils and soil treatments. Students will learn best practices in plant farming and maintenance as well as the business of landscaping.