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December 16, 2013
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The innovative Angels4U

(Left to right) Nicole Elliott, clerical support, HEART Trust NTA; Melody Cammock-Gayle, director, Angels4U; with HEART's Dottline Lawson-Hunter, employment coordinator,and Rockoya Johnson, training support officer at a recent workshop at the Garmex HEART Academy where the Angels4U director addressed more than 70 graduates about available opportunities with the company. - Contributed

The Employment and Career Services Department, South East Region (HEART Trust/NTA) has formed a collaboration with Angels4U, a new recruiting consultancy which provides quality, trained personnel, Angelites, who deliver exceptional care and support services to individuals in the comfort of their own homes.

The alliance will see the nation's largest vocational training institution providing skilled persons for the company's pool of skill sets, as well as training opportunities for persons seeking to garner necessary qualifications.

"The intention is that the Trust provides training in areas in which our graduates can be employed and contribute to the prosperity of the nation. The organisation, therefore, embraces this collaboration with Angels4U, as they will seek to provide decent work opportunities for our graduates," Dottline Lawson-Hunter, HEART's employment coordinator said.

The innovative brain-child of Jacqueline Hall-Stewart, supported by Melody Cammock-Gayle, Angels4U, was conceptualised in September 2013 after Hall-Stewart, situated overseas, grew tired of the difficulties associated with remotely locating qualified, yet nurturing personnel to care for her ailing, elderly mother.

"I came to Jamaica in September, and had to rush mom to the hospital where she was admitted for a week. Upon her discharge I needed someone with the right skills to take care of her, but I had no idea where to turn. That's when I decided something had to be done," Hall-Stewart explained

Moving to action, Hall-Stewart teamed up with her childhood friend, Cammock-Gayle, who had had her own struggles sourcing care support for her mother.

Thus, Angels4U was formed with services ranging from: caring for convalescents, elderly, children, assistance for children differently-abled; provision of personal assistants; drivers; housekeepers and tutors for all levels.

"We are bridging the gap and the HEART Trust/NTA is helping us to ensure we deliver the best to our clients with on-going training to support and update our workers' skills and knowledge base," Cammock-Gayle said.

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