Successful partnerships have been formed and will soon receive funding in an amount not exceeding $800,000 from the Government of Barbados through its Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF), managed by the TVET Council, to train and certify employed and unemployed people in competency-based areas.
The CBTF Management Unit, an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science Technology and Innovation and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will on Monday, July 14, announce the successful partnerships.
This will take place at 4.30 p.m. at the offices of the IDB, ???Hythe”, Welches, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church.
On May 23, the CBTF closed its call for proposals, having received 33 applications from interested partnerships of employers and training providers in Barbados, to develop and provide occupational competency-based training aimed at improving the skills of employed and unemployed workers on the island.
According to the CBTF, 17 applications met the eligibility criteria and were examined by a Technical and Review Selection Committee.
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones and Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo will address the event, along with IDB???s Country Representative Joel Branski.