Education and Skills Training
Each year, the company disburses millions of dollars in educational scholarships and grants to primary, secondary and tertiary level students. A GPA equivalent to a B+ is the minimum requirement for a revolving scholarship.
Four persons are added to the tertiary program each year, with a further fifteen students matriculating to our secondary program. All our awardees hail from the parishes of St Catherine and Kingston (more specifically from Western Kingston). We are proud to say that quite a few of our recipients are now permanent employees, and have vowed to give back to the company as a symbol of gratitude and solidarity.
JEP/WKPP is also involved in infrastructural improvements and school feeding programs. To date, we have donated containers that have been retrofitted into classrooms and reading rooms at various primary schools. We have restored an entire building at the St. Catherine High School and have taken on the responsibility of sponsoring breakfast programs at two basic schools in Old Harbour Bay and Tivoli Gardens.
We firmly believe that an educated nation makes well for any country. As such, for those whom we have missed through our scholarship programme, we have created avenues for our youngsters to better educate themselves and gain employment in the marketplace. We do this by way of partnerships with institutions such as the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning, HEART Trust/NTA and the Institute of International Recognized Qualifications.