The G. C. Foster College community wishes to extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Edward Shakes, on his passing.

Mr. Edward Shakes served as Principal of G.C. Foster College from 2009 to 2014.  He left an indelible mark on the institution in assisting with the upgrading of the facility and championing the diversification of the institution’s program offerings.  

Edward Shakes was a master craftsman and educator in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that included the Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) methodology.  He used his knowledge and skills to excel as an exceptional manager and Principal.

His deep love for Jamaica was reflected in his long-standing service to nation building through the various educational fields and boards he served on. 

Mr. Shakes is no longer with us, but his spirit and legacy will live on. 


 Maurice Wilson

Acting Principal

April 6, 2021