PAVE purpose


The Portland Arts and Vocational Education (PAVE) Centre creates customized training classes that provide students with the hands-on experience and mentoring needed to succeed in their vocation of choice.


PAVE Centre is committed to playing our role in solving the unemployment crisis in Jamaica by providing various types of vocational training classes for young adults. Our unique approach is comprised of three distinct phases that are taught sequentially;

  • Self-worth
  • Vocational &¬†Arts¬†training
  • Life-skills

This concept of teaching will allow our graduates to be valuable to their future employers. We believe that art serves as a catalyst for healing individuals, society and our environment. Art can also be financially beneficial to our graduates. In addition, it makes a way for volunteers from overseas to share their passion and skill set with our PAVE students.