The Acronym NDAR means National Diagnostic Assessment and Referral. NDAR is a system that integrates with HEART Trust/NTA’s
Training Management System (TMS). Hence, in the general discussions, we say, the NDAR system. The NDAR system is national in
nature as it facilitates the central point for TVET applicants to carry out the following: 1) Enter Biographical Data, 2)
Complete Psychometric Assessment, 3) where applicable, complete Diagnostic Assessment, and where applicable, complete Proficiency
Assessment. In addition, other institutions and companies will be able to access HEART Trust/NTA’s Psychometric and Diagnostic Services.
HEART Trust/NTA in seeking to strengthen and streamline the Application and Acceptance process, has committed to a policy of not
turning away any applicant who needs training and development. HEART Trust/NTA recognizes that not all applicants meet the
matriculation requirements for training; hence a referral mechanism is being implemented for those applicants for further interventions.
When such interventions are completed, the referred persons would become eligible for re-assessment .
The referral agencies will be many based on the type of intervention required. However, in the first instance, and in the first phase of
development and implementation, the referral agency will be the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL). HEART Trust/NTA has
additional internal mechanisms for referrals and strengthening, especially at the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) and
also at the HEART College of Innovation and Technology (HCIT).
A critical output of the NDAR system is to facilitate the development of Prospective Learner Profiles. Such Profiles will be used by the
intervening agencies to strengthen the intervention programme. Additionally, such Learner Profiles will be used by the training
institutions to provide an enhanced training experience by equipping instructors, counsellors and other administrators with pertinent
learner information. HEART Trust/NTA takes pride in contributing to our national development with this important strategic intervention.