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 …

Notices From TVET Council

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The business operations of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will be temporarily disrupted tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26. This is to allow the TVET Council’s administrative staff to join others in their profession to attend a seminar and luncheon at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to commemorate Administrative Professionals’ Day. The …

Deadline Extended For TVET Forum

Malissa Brathwaite Notice

The deadline for nominations for the International TVET Youth Forum has been extended until tomorrow, Friday, March 24. The two-day forum will take place on October 14 and 15 in the United Arab Emirates, during WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Expenses will be covered for the successful participant to attend the event. Young persons between the ages of 18 and 24, …

Workforce To Benefit From PLAR Training

bgis Ministry News

The members of Barbados’ workforce who have long wanted to get qualified as proof of their competence will soon have a more flexible way to achieve that goal. The Government of Barbados through the European Union funded Human Resource Development Strategy, is strengthening the capacity of several training institutions in Barbados to administer Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). The …