Jamaicans benefitting from Australian leadership training




Four Jamaicans who have recently studied at Australian Universities have participated in a regional workshop hosted by the Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago. The four Jamaicans: Tanesha Lewis, Kimberlyn Campbell, Dadria Smith and Randell Bailey were beneficiaries of scholarships granted by the high commission to pursue postgraduate studies at Australian universities over the 2012-2013 period. The four Jamaicans were among 22 Caribbean professionals who benefited from the regional workshop the goal of which was to prepare them for future leadership in their areas of expertise.


According to the article published by the Jamaica Observer on February 23, 2014, the four , along with the other scholarship recipients “represented eight Caricom countries and they are all expected to now help advance the development agenda of the region. The other countries that benefited from this programme were Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St Lucia and St Kitts and Nevis. The scholarship recipients represent a wide cross-section of professional areas including environmental management, disability education, renewable and sustainable energy management, public health, agriculture, fisheries and social development.

In the case of Jamaica, Lewis received a master of arts in e-learning; Campbell pursued a master’s in forensic science; Smith, master’s in international revenue administration and Bailey, a master’s in public policy.”

It was also reported that more than 120 scholarships has been awarded to Caricom countries and the Dominican Republic by the Australian High Commission.  Read more at http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/career/4-Jamaicans-benefit-from-regional-leadership-workshop_16103814

The Jamaican Association of Australia (JAA) congratulates Dadria, Tanesha, Kimberlyn and Randell for their hard work and for successfully completing their courses of study in Australia and their contribution to the Association during their tenure.

As the diplomatic relations between Australia and the Caribbean Countries, including Jamaica continues to grow, it is expected that the Jamaican diaspora in Australia will also see steady growth in coming years. The JAA is positioning itself to be an accurate source of information, providing advice and support for the Jamaican community in Australia.

For further information about the Association and how to become a member, please feel free to contact us.