Alleyne’s First CVQ Showcase A Success

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Alleyne School’s first Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Showcase was such a hit that co-ordinators are looking at expanding it to include other schools the next time around. This is according to the school’s CVQ co-ordinator, Claire Lucas, who explained that the aim of the event was to target Third Form students who were about to select subjects to take …

BVTB Playing Critical Role In Country

Sharon Austin Top Stories

This island’s Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has underscored the critical work of the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) in preparing the youth for emerging areas of employment as identified by Government. Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo expressed her views recently during the BVTB’s Graduation Ceremony 2017 at the Lester Vaughan School. She identified some of those areas …

Plans For TVET Policy Revision

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Executive Director of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, Henderson Eastmond, said his organisation will soon embark on a revision of the national technical and vocational education training policy. He made this disclosure today while addressing World Skills Barbados presentation ceremony and media briefing at the Council’s Hastings House, Balmoral Gap, Christ Church, headquarters. Mr. Eastmond told …

BVTB Graduates Awarded CVQs

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) has awarded a number of first-time Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) to 186 new graduates. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Yolande Howard, made this disclosure recently, while delivering the feature address at the Board’s Graduation Ceremony, at the Lester Vaughn School. She outlined the newly-certified areas of study as: Food Preparation and Cookery, …

Quarter Million Spent On CVQs

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government has spent approximately $250,000 on the development of Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) in secondary schools. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, made this disclosure earlier this week, at the ceremony to award CVQs to over 100 secondary students from across the island, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip. The Minister pointed out …

Vocational Education The Right Path

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, has described technical and vocational certification, such as Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ), as the “right pathway for education in Barbados”. He made this comment yesterday while addressing a presentation ceremony for the first group of secondary school students to receive Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) in Barbados, at the Princess Margaret Secondary …

CVQs To Be Awarded At Month-End

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Over 100 secondary school students who have achieved full Level 1 Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) or Units of Competence will be presented with their CVQ certificates or statements respectively, at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 31, at Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip. The number includes 36 students from The Alleyne School; 26 from Springer Memorial; 18 …