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 …

WorldSkills Barbados Winners To Be Revealed

bgis Ministry News

The winners of the WorldSkills Barbados 2018 Competition will be revealed tomorrow, Friday, July 6, at a Closing/Awards Ceremony to be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 4:00 p.m. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, will deliver remarks at the ceremony. Nearly 40 students, including four competitors and one reserve per …

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. …

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 …

Skills Training As Important As Academics

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is calling for an end to the prevailing thinking that academic qualifications were ‘it’, while technical and vocational education and training (TVET) must continue to take a back seat. She made this observation last Saturday while addressing a press conference to introduce the World Skills Barbados team that would be travelling to …