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 …

Emphasis On Competency-Based Curricula

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

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 …

TVET National Policy To Be Revised

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will soon revisit its more than a decade old national policy. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure in an address at the launch of the World Skills Barbados 2018 competition at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), today. …

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

Julie Carrington Top Stories

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 …

SJPP Memorial Lecture Now October 19

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The new date for the 13th Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) Memorial Lecture is Thursday, October 19. Dr. Ian Marshall, lecturer at the University of the West Indies, School of Education, Cave Hill Campus, will deliver the lecture entitled: Re-conceptualising Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Barbados and the Caribbean for the 21st Century. It takes place in …

TVET Vital To Workforce Survival

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has espoused the view that technical and vocational training will be the key contributor to workplace survival. She made this observation on Thursday while addressing the graduation ceremony for the Competency-Based Training Fund’s (CBTF) graduation ceremony at Hilton Barbados Resort. Emphasising that any country or organisation …

Over 700 To Graduate Under CBTF

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

More than 700 Barbadians are set to graduate next month with certification in National or Caribbean Vocational Qualifications provided under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council. This is when the Competency-Based Training Fund Management Unit (CMU), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), hosts its second …

Employers Urged To Invest In Workers

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has lauded the management of Ocean Two Resort and Residences for taking the initiative to launch a training centre for its employees. The centre, which was officially approved by the Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) Council on March 10, 2015, was instituted to enhance the personal and professional skills of …