Ministry of Education and EU host TVET workshop
August 3, 2010
Ministry of Education and EU host TVET workshop

A workshop to train instructors in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is being implemented as part of the Improvement of Education through the use of ICT project being funded by the European Union.{{more}}

This workshop is one of the activities by the Ministry of Education aimed at providing quality TVET programmes and the required assessment so that students and persons out of school can obtain the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).

The workshop which runs from Wednesday, August 4 to 20, will be held at the Girls’ High School Business Centre.

The assessor training is being done by two resource persons from the National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago (NTATT).

The process of assessment for the CVQ has three components – assessment by the instructor, internal verification and external verification, which is usually done by someone from the relevant business or industry.

The training which is taking place will include training in procedures for the three components. Also, selected instructors will be trained as Master Assessors and these instructors will be able to train other persons as the need arises.

“The training of trainers and certification of persons in school and out of school is critical since this certification is needed for artisans to be able to make use of opportunities available within the CSME,” said Lou Anne Gilchrist, Chief Education Officer.

Plans are also being made for Assessment of Prior Learning so that persons who are skilled but not certified could be assessed for the CVQ.

The training of the persons to deliver quality TVET and to conduct assessments is an important component in a comprehensive strategy of the Ministry of Education to provide a skilled work force that will meet the changing needs of the labour market.