Staff Recruitment In Support Of Skills For The Future Programme

In its continuing effort to support the Skills for the Future Program, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is seeking to hire a number of individuals to facilitate the work of its Programme Coordinating Unit (PCU).

The Ministry requires qualified persons to fill the posts of Project Officer; Senior Project Analyst and Clerk/Typist.

Recruitment will be done in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which is co-funding the Skills For The Future Program with Government.

On November 2, 2012, Barbados signed a US $20 Million Loan Agreement with the IDB further consolidating the ???cordial bilateral cooperation??? existing between the Ministry and that international funding agency.

The objective of the Skills For The Future Program is to support Government???s Human Resource Development Strategy with an emphasis on improving the quality and relevance of secondary education and the effectiveness of technical and vocational education and training.

By ensuring that graduates from secondary and post-secondary education have the academic, technical and life skills necessary to enter the labour market or continue further education, and by expanding opportunities for demand driven training and skills certification, the program aims to facilitate the school to work transition and improve the level of success among our youth.

For further details on the program, terms of reference, contract terms and conditions, application process, qualification requirements and eligibility for the positions within the PCU, interested persons may visit the websites of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the Teaching and Vocational Education and Training Council, and the Barbados Government Information Service.

These may be accessed at:; and, respectively.

Applicants should submit a hard copy of a letter of application containing their name and address as well as three copies of a detailed curriculum vitae in a sealed envelope no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, to the following address: ATTN: Mr. Paul Murphy: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, Barbados.

Pre-Independence Bajan Pride Exposition

The Belfield Playing Field will come alive with the sweet aroma of tasty Bajan treats and the best in Bajan entertainment, when the St. Michael West Constituency Council teams up with the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, to host its pre-Independence Bajan Pride Exposition.

The event comes off on Saturday, November 16, at the playing field in Black Rock, St. Michael, starting from 10:00 a.m. with live entertainment at 2:00 p.m.

The popular ???Q in the Community??? show will set the tone for what is being billed as an exciting build up to this country???s 47th anniversary of Independence. It will feature displays of Bajan craft, a road tennis exhibition, steel pan music and cultural entertainment.

There will also be a parade by the Barbados Cadet Corps, exercise work out sessions by popular fitness enthusiasts, a lucky dip and other activities.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy and the Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, will deliver brief remarks starting at 1:30 p.m.

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