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TVET Employers Recognition Awards Indefinitely Postponed

11/03/2015 04:29 AM
TVET Council Barbados Latest News
The TVET Employers Recognition Awards 2015 indefinitely postponed.

The TVET Council Barbados regrets to inform that as a result of the poor response by applicants, the TVET Employers Recognition Awards (TERA) 2015 has been indefinitely postponed.


The TVET Employers' Recognition Awards (TERA) is a national awards competition intended to acknowledge and celebrate employers that invest in workforce training. The Awards were first held in 2011, again in 2013 and had been scheduled for November 2015.


In the 2011 TVET Awards, there were 13 finalists and 5 awards given out while in 2013, there were 11 finalists and 6 awards handed out.


TVET Council’s Executive Director Henderson Eastmond said: “The Council would like to take this opportunity to thank all persons who have supported the Awards programme, either by your direct involvement or other contribution.”


He added: “We invite you to continue to support the Council as it strives to achieve its mission to ‘develop a competent, certified and competitive workforce in Barbados and the region through the promotion and coordination of demand driven technical and vocational education and training’.”


The purpose of the TVET Awards was to increase the amount and quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) currently provided by employers in Barbados. It was envisaged that it would do so by recognising the employers who were involved in TVET and the positive impact they had through quality workforce training.


In addition, the Awards were designed to encourage the provision of job attachments and other workforce training opportunities for employees of all ages, in both the private and public sectors. The TVET Employers Recognition Awards also aimed to:

  • Recognise employers who invested in the development of their staff through the use of TVET
  • Promote the benefits of TVET as a driver for staff and organisational development
  • Increase national recognition of quality training practices, and
  • Encourage increased buy-in for competence-based TVET from public and private employers.