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Barbados to get a New National TVET Policy

11/14/2018 01:36 PM
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TVET Council’s Chairman Dr. Albert Best (right) will be delivering welcome remarks at the National TVET Policy Development Workshop on Thursday, November 15th. Also pictured is Deputy Chairman Dr. Wayne Charles-Soverall.

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, Barbados will be hosting a two-day National TVET Policy Development Workshop starting on November 15, 2018 at the Island Inn Hotel, Aquatic Gap, Garrison, St. Michael at 8:30 a.m.

 Representatives of organisations from the education and training sector, government and the private sector will attend the two-day workshop to take part in the discussions and presentations on Day 1 and the commencement of the drafting of the new National TVET Policy on Day 2.

 The deliberations will be guided by Dr. Hassan Ndahi who is the Senior Specialist, Skills and Employability, Decent Work Team/Office for the Caribbean of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

 The TVET Council (TVETC) is the government agency set up to oversee the national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system. The Council is mandated to plan, coordinate and establish standards and qualifications for technical and vocational education and training, and, award the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).  It also manages the Employment and Training Fund (ETF) which provides grants to employers, business associations and training institutions to train employees to the afore-mentioned standards and qualifications.

The discipline of TVET is described as education for the world of work. The aims and objectives of the two-day workshop are therefore to produce a National TVET Policy that will:

  1. Create an enabling environment for the development of a competent, certified, competitive workforce in Barbados
  2. Promote a demand driven TVET system
  3. Promote quality access and relevance within the national TVET system
  4. Guide the allocation of resources for the effective and efficient delivery of TVET, and
  5. Incorporate sustainable development practices within the TVET system.

(PR/TVET Council Barbados)