Recognition of Contributors

The Council’s mission could not be accomplished without the assistance of our numerous supporters and contributors.

 

Overview

The TVET Council (TVETC) is a statutory organisation set up to make Barbados more competitive through the development of its workforce. It is mandated to plan, coordinate and establish standards and qualifications for the discipline of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

 

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is, simply put, education that prepares students, job seekers, the employed and the self-employed for the world of work and business. Also known as workforce training, it is the integration of academic and practical learning and includes all programmes and courses that contribute towards the development of the knowledge, technical skills, attitudes, and core skills essential to being competitive in the world of work.

 

The Council’s mission to develop a competent, certified and competitive workforce in Barbados and the region, could not be accomplished without the assistance of our numerous supporters and contributors. As a result, we want to take this opportunity, during the period when Barbados pauses to reflect and give thanks, to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our technical and occupational experts.

 

During the past year, despite the many challenges posed by the COVID- 19 pandemic, 126 persons volunteered their time and expertise to assist the TVET Council in carrying out its programme of work, in the following ways: validation of regional occupational standards, development of national occupational standards, development of curricula and provision of oversight for the occupational standards and quality assurance processes. While we have highlighted four of our valued contributors at this time, to give insight into the work involved, appreciation is extended to our full list of contributors and supporters.

 

To see the full list of our contributors and supporters, please scroll down. 

 

Contributors

 

Name of Contributor Designation Organisation
Additive Manufacturing – Installation and Commissioning Level 3
Mr. Tom Fountain Managing Director Inktech Inc.
Ms. Paula Williams Instructor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Mrs. Kendra Hollingsworth- Edwards Instructor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Ms. Wendy Hollingsworth Manager Ama Ariya Inc.
Mr. Anthony Browne Instructor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Mr. Vickram Goberdhan   Ullyett’s Machine Shop
Mr. John Springer Tutor Barbados Community College
Agro- Food Processing Level 4
Mrs. Nadine Benn Food Technologist Roberts Manufacturing
Mr. Maurice Clarke Retired Mechanical Engineer  
Mr. Adrian Kirton Consultant Food Technologist  
Ms. Rhonda Ward Integrated Management Systems Coordinator Barbados Bottling Co. Ltd.
Mr. Carlton Batson Chief Operating Officer Azure Carib
Ms. Sheneka Carrington Quality Assurance Officer Ocean Fisheries
Mr. Derrick Isaac General Manager Hipac Limited
Ms. Joy Reid Manager Southern Meats
Ruthlyn Small   Pine Hill Dairy
Kishmar Hurdle    
Apparel Manufacturing Technology Level 3 (revised 2021)
Ms. Chandie Carmichael-Alleyne Head of Human Ecology Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Mrs. Kendra Hollingsworth- Edwards Instructor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Mr. Rosca McDonald Bespoke Tailor  
Ms. Zann Ward Tutor Barbados Community College
Mr. Samuel Gittens Instructor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Cannabis Cultivation (Medicinal) Level 3
Mr. Shlomo Booklin Consultant Cannabis Grower S. Booklin Consulting
Ms. Laura Booklin Consultant Cannabis Grower S. Booklin Consulting
Dr. Sophia Marshall Agricultural Officer, Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
Mr. Bret Taylor Plant Health Specialist, Agronomic Research Division Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
Dr. Mitchel Burke Co-Founder Quintessence Consulting
Mr. Steve Israel Cultivator BrantMed Inc.
Mr. Paul ‘Ras Simba’ Rock President African Heritage Foundation
Dr. Damian Cohall Director, Faculty of Medical Sciences University of the West Indies Cave Hill
Mr. Marcus Ramkissoon Cannabis Industry Consultant and Policy Advisor Caribbean Cannabis Institute
Commercial Food Preparation – Chef de Partie (Banqueting) Level 3
Ms. Chekera Griffith Teacher  Ellerslie Secondary School
Ms. Myrna Sealy-Hinkson Tutor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Mr. Stefon Barker   Local & Co.
Mr. Steve Philips Instructor Barbados Vocational Training Board
Mr. Roderick Prescod Tutor (Food and Beverage) Barbados Community College
Ms. Paulette Sealy   Savannah Hotel
Commercial Food Preparation – Bakery Craft Level 2
Ms. Winifred Banfield Tutor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Ms. Bernadine Lowe Teacher Deighton Griffith Secondary School
Ms. Carolyn Alleyne Assessor  
Ms. Angela Garraway-Holland External Verifier  
Ms. Leanda McConney Managing Director LoveLeecakes
Make-up and Skin Care Level 2
Ms. Vandana Chatrani-Maycock Owner/Make-up Artist Beauty by Vandana
Ms. Shanelle Estwick Make-up Artist  
Ms. Maxine Thomas Instructor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Ms. Leandra Wilkinson Instructor Career Development Institute
Marketing Merchandise Level 2
Ms. Samantha Hazelwood-Ermay Marketing and Public Relations Officer Barbados National Oil Company Ltd.
Ms. Dionne Licorish   Chadderton Research and Development
Ms. Hilana Layne Marketing and Events Officer Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP)
Mr. Richard Skeete MSME Business Development Consultant and Marketing Communications Specialist Awesome Entertainment Group Inc.
Ms. Donna Wilkinson Marketing Specialist University of the West Indies Cave Hill
Marketing Management Level 4
Ms. Samantha Hazelwood-Ermay Marketing and Public Relations Officer Barbados National Oil Company Ltd.
Ms. Dionne Licorish   Chadderton Research and Development
Dr. Josann Knight Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences University of the West Indies Cave Hill
Ms. Hilana Layne Marketing and Events Officer Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP)
Mr. Richard Skeete MSME Business Development Consultant and Marketing Communications Specialist Awesome Entertainment Group Inc.
Ms. Donna Wilkinson Marketing Specialist University of the West Indies Cave Hill
Mechanical Engineering Drawing Level 1
Mr. Frank Archer Teacher The Lodge School
Mr. Norman Gittens Teacher The St. Leonard’s Boys’ School
Ms. Danielle Bullen Teacher Queen’s College
Mr. Shawn Hoyte Teacher Queen’s College
Mr. Raschid Paul Gruaduate Teacher  Alleyne School
Mr. John Yearwood NVQ Coordinator Barbados Vocational Training Board
Wellness Promotion Level 2
Ms. Janelle Chase-Mayers Chief Public Health Nurse (retired) Ministry of Health and Wellness
  Mental Health and Wellness Consultant/Creative Systemic Therapist Creative Fitness Centre
Ms. Marianne Burnham Health and Medical Events Coordinator (Nutritionist) Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc.
Ms. Beverly Walters Public Relations Officer Barbados Masters and Seniors Athletic Club, Foundation School (Retired teacher)
Ms. Donna Barker Health Promotion Officer (Nutritionist) Ministry of Health and Wellness
Ms. Celia Collymore Senior Project Manager Bajan Fusion, a Fitness Lifestyle Service
Ms. Denise Carter-Taylor Senior Promotion Officer (retired) Ministry of Health and Wellness
Ms. Trudy Griffith President (Pharmacist) Diabetes Association of Barbados
Theatre Directing
Ms. Michelle Cox Artistic Director/Theatre Educator Rhema ACTS/Barbados Community College
Ms. Varia Williams Managing Director and Principal Tutor Mustardseeds Productions
Mr. Rodney Grant Consultant/Artistic Director Pinelands Creative Workshop
Nala Consultant, Director, Tutor  
Mr. Dy Browne Theatre Director/Theatre Arts Teacher/Acting Coach
Ms. Cecily Spencer-Cross Theatre Director, Actor, Producer  
Ms. Nzingha Nyhathu Theatre Arts Teacher  
  Chief Judge National Cultural Foundation for Drama
Ms. Renee Taylor Theatre Director, Practitioner in Theatre and Performance Studies
Software Programming Operations
Mr. Dwayne Codrington Software Development Manager GoDaddy
Mr. Jerome Fitzpatrick Software Engineer Amiqus Resolution Ltd.
Dr. Curtis Gittins Lecturer University of the West Indies
Dr. Colin Depradine Senior Lecturer - Computer Science University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus
Mr. Jamal Simpson Senior Business Analyst CMC Markets, UK
Mr. S. Antonio-Hollingsworth Exeuutive Director Bajan Digital Creations Inc.
Mr. Lawayne Bennett Creative Director Enigmata Tech
Network Administration
Mr. Christopher Charles Group Information Technology Manager Facey Commodity Company Ltd.
Mr. Peter Alleyne Systems Administrator Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council
Mr. Grantley Robinson Instructor Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Mr. Alfred Taylor IT Consultant/Systems Analyst/Network Systems Administrator Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property
Ms. Janelle Harewood   Barbados Vocational Training Board
Mr. Kumar Hinds   University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus
Mr. Raphael Jones   Barbados Community College
Mr. Jonathan Mayers   Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited
Pole Planting-Power Line Construction& Maintenance (distribution) L1, Pole Top Hardware Installation (Power Line Construction and Maintenance (Distribution) L2 and Electrical Transmission And Distribution -Line Worker Level 3
Victor Callender Senior Engineering Manager, Distribution Operations Barbados Light and Power LTD
Curtis Brewster Supervisor - Dispatch & Quality Control Barbados Light and Power LTD
Wade Boyce Technical Trainer Barbados Light and Power LTD
Cosmetology level 3
Dr. Carol Williams Manager Khadija's Int'l Beauty Salon
Althea Thompson Manager Everthing Nails
Melissa Clemonds Manager Mels Beauty
Arlette Knight-Olton Manager 101Styles
Live Sound Engineering Level 1
Mr. Simon Victor Managing director AuraVision
Mr Christopher Maughan Manager Sonix
Romario Hunte Live Sound Engineering Teacher Ursuline Convent School
Calvin Noel CEO BGI Films
Quality Assurance Committee
Mrs. Joy Adamson, (Chairman) MOE Deputy Chief Education Officer METVT
Ms. Angela Lowe, CXC (Deputy Chair) Quality Insurance Officer Barbados Accreditation Council
Ms. Lisa Gale Executive Director Barbados Accreditation Council
Ms. Beverley Beckles Representative Barbados Workers Union
Mrs. Sheena Bradshaw Labour Management Advisor Barbados Employers' Confederation
Ms. Annette Alleyne, BCC Principal Barbados Community College
Dr. Jean Butcher-Lashley (BCC - Alternate) Senior Tutor - Quality Assurance Barbados Community College
Ms. Sharon Alleyne, (BAC - Alternate )   Barbados Accreditation Council
Standards Approval Committee
Lisa Carter Curriculum Development Officer Barbados Vocational Training Board
Ian Drakes Principal Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Audrey Jones-Drayton   Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology
Richard Green Education and Research Officer NUPW
Fabian Scott Chief Technical Officer BNSI
Sheena Bradshaw Labour Management Advisor Barbados Employers' Confederation