A New National TVET Policy For Barbados

bgis Ministry News

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will host a two-day National TVET Policy Development Workshop beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, at the Island Inn Hotel, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael, at 8:30 a.m. Representatives of organizations from the education and training sector, government and the private sector will participate in the discussions and presentations on Day One and …

SJPI Accreditation By 2020

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) is pushing ahead to ensure that the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) becomes an accredited educational institution by the year 2020. Acting Minister of Education, Senator Lucille Moe, said the METVT had a “vested interest” in moving the Institution, along with all the other tertiary institutions under its ambit, …

Experts Needed For WorldSkills 2019

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) Council is looking for a few good men and women who are experts in their respective fields to train participants for next year’s WorldSkills International Competition. The competition will take place in Kazan, Russia, and participants need to meet the standards as set out by WorldSkills International. The Council is, therefore, inviting Expressions of …

TVET Council Closed On Tuesday, July 31

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council (TVETC) located at Hastings House West, Balmoral Gap, Hastings, Christ Church will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31 to facilitate a staff-related health and wellness activity. It will reopen on Thursday, August 2 from 8:15 a.m. Management of the Councilapologises for any inconvenience that may be …

Emphasis On Competency-Based Curricula

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training sees the promotion of skills development and excellence as a core part of its mandate. Speaking at the Closing and Awards Ceremony for the Barbados World Skills Competition 2018, Minister Santia Bradshaw said she supported the TVET Council’s “strategic decision” to use the WorldSkills programme as a platform to promote and create …

CMU To Hold Graduation Ceremony

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Competency-Based Training Fund Management Unit (CMU), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the Inter-American Development Bank will be hosting its third graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 20 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Over 1,000 Barbadians have successfully completed certification in National and Caribbean …

Promoting Sustainable Development In TVET

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The TVET Council (TVETC) Barbados is collaborating with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to facilitate two workshops on integrating sustainable development in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Barbados and the wider CARICOM region. The regional workshop will be held from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, to Friday, June 8, at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ …

TVET Council To Launch Degree Programme

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council (TVET) will be launching a competency-based degree programme next year. This was revealed by the Council’s Manager of Finance and Corporate Services, Matthew Greaves, as he addressed the graduation ceremony for Ocean Two Resort’s Caribbean Vocational Qualification in Customer Service Level 2 recently. He said the Council will be collaborating with agencies …

Minister Proud Of World Skills Participants

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has praised the efforts of those who participated in the World Skills Barbados competition in Abu Dhabi in September. She heaped accolades on their achievements last Friday during a presentation ceremony and media briefing at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council’s (TVET) headquarters, Hastings, …

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 …