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Technical Vocational Education and Training Council hosts Caricom Vocational Qualification workshop – 22nd May 2013

shot0006Efforts are being made by the Ministry of Education to have Guyana satisfy the requirements for the issuances of the Caricom Vocational Certificates to artisans which include plumbers, carpenters and masons, which could see them qualifying for a Caricom Skills certificate.

Today the Technical Vocational Education and Training Council (TVET), hosted a workshop to bring key stakeholders up to date with the Caricom Vocational Qualifications.

In his remarks the Deputy Chief Education Officer for the Technical Division Sydney Walters said the country’s national policy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training requires the council to take the lead on strategies and programmes that will enable Guyana to be recognised by Caricom for the issuances of the  Caricom VQ certificate.

Walters outlined several initiatives that is required for the operationalizing of  TVET.

Barbadian Wendy McLean,s who is the manager of the Technical Service Department within the Ministry of Human Resources and Education, has been invited to facilitate the workshop.

The Guyana Technical and Vocational Education Council was established by law in 2004.

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