PSOJ encourages public-private sector collaboration to develop middle managers

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Howard Mitchell, is encouraging the public and private sectors to work together in developing skilled middle managers' for national growth and development.

Mitchell was addressing the opening ceremony of the ninth annual Make Your Mark Consultants' Middle Managers Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday, April 24.

The conference was designed to address the needs of organisations and the middle managers' significant role in adding value. Mitchell noted that recently, The Gleanerhighlighted that the business process outsourcing sector (BPO) has an urgent need for mid-level management and must be addressed expeditiously.

"It is imperative that this sector, which has contributed more than 26,000 jobs in recent years, be allowed to continue its trajectory of growth and increase value added. In the context therefore of my observation, we should not merely criticise the State, we should all participate in the enhancement of our own welfare. I am using this opportunity to throw out to both the organisers of this conference and the participants here today, a suggestion that we all come together to assist the fast-track development of more personnel for the supervisory positions in the BPO and other critical growth sectors.

"The initiative of this conference by Make Your Mark Consultants is admirable, but we can use the momentum of this conference to fashion our input into institutionalising a joint public/private approach to the development of the skill-sets for national development and growth."

The PSOJ president salutes Make Your Mark Consultants for another staging of the Middle Managers Conference and congratulated the participants for their desire to improve their skill sets and performance.


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