With increasing demand in Guyana for persons who are certified, competent, and trainable, the Technical, Vocational and Education Training (TVET) centres are poised to continue providing quality training across Guyana.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said, yesterday, that studying at any TVET Centre is free of cost, nationwide.
The Ministry stated that TVET programmes are currently being offered at centres in Regions Two (Essequibo Technical Institute); Region Three (Leonora Technical Institute); Region Four (GTI and Carnegie School of Home Economics); Region Five (Mahaicony Technical Institute), Region Six (Upper Corentyne Technical Institute and New Amsterdam Technical Institute); and Region Ten (Linden Technical Institute).
Registration is currently ongoing, and application forms are available at all the Institutes. Anyone 15 years and over, whom: may wish to upgrade a current skill or learn a new skill; may not have completed school; or may be working but without a certificate, is eligible.
TVET covers those aspects of the education process involving the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills, and general education. TVET also enables students to cultivate attitudes, understanding and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of the economy.
Essentially, the TVET programme was designed to contribute to the attainment of national goals for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and to meet the changing demand for a skilled workforce.
These include: meeting the need for highly skilled crafts persons and technicians through education and training during and after the secondary school level; making education and training opportunities available to all regardless of ethnic origin, sex, scholastic ability, aptitude, or place of residence.
Plumbing, Light Motor Vehicle, Heavy Duty Operation and Maintenance, Agriculture Machinery, Metal Work Engineering, Fabrication and Welding, Electrical Installation, Carpentry, Furniture making, Commercial Food Preparation, General Cosmetology, Computer & Data Operation, Masonry, Administrative Principles and Practices, Office Administration, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Lands Surveying, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Building Construction, Science, and Telecommunication, are among TVET courses available at the centres.
According to the Ministry, a number of persons have continued on to the University of Guyana and were able to pursue careers in various disciplines including the legal and medical professions.
The Ministry’s current focus is on developing a well versed workforce speaks to its commitment to Guyana’s human development. The Ministry recognizes that a country with certified and knowledge based workforce is an economy that shows significant growth potential and with links and partnerships with the various sectors and industries.
The Ministry through the Council for TVET has been working with counterparts in the Caribbean to implement a certification program which would allow graduates to work in any Caribbean territory through the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).
This certification is based on a rigorous quality assurance guidelines set up by the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, which is the technical arm of Caricom. This certification is also internationally benchmarked.
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