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About The Social Work Training and Research Centre(SWTRC)
The Social Work Training and Research Centre(SWTRC) was opened in 1962 for the express purpose of training para-professional social workers. This original purpose is still reflected in the Centre's mission to be a centre of excellence for the training of para-professional social workers in the governmental and non-governmental sectors of the Caribbean region. We hope to achieve our mission through the following objectives:
Caribbean social work pioneer and the first Staff Tutor of the SWTRC (1962-1981), Mrs. Sybil Francis, chats with the late Mr. Geoff Brown, Staff Tutor of the SWTRC (1980-1993) at a SWTRC function.
The Centre is also involved in the evaluation of Jamaica's National Youth Service, where a study was done for the Ministry of Education seeking to ascertain the extent to which the National Youth Service has attained its objectives, to ascertain the vocational destination of the participnts, and to make recommendations for the future regarding methodology, organisation, scope and reach of the programme.
We are also pleased with the success of our Caribbean Journal of Social Work. We have been able to sell over 800 copies of the first volume. The sixth and seventh volume is now being produced.
It is with such success that we committ ourselves to the task of training and providing highly skilled individuals who will take their place in the Social Work Profession.