Technical and vocational training for integration in secondary schools

-Assistant Chief Education Officer

Patrick Chinedu, Assistant Chief Education Officer, yesterday announced that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will be introduced in secondary schools across Guyana, so like at institutes, students can leave with skilled certificates in addition to the Caribbean Examination Certificate.

A survey is currently being conducted throughout Guyana to determine what the skill gaps are in the workforce in order to provide skills training programmes that are in demand by the market, Chinedu told a press conference at the Carnegie School of Home Economics yesterday.

Chinedu also said that TVET will soon be expanded to Region Nine.

TVET, which Chinedu described as using the mind to transform the society, acquires most of its standards from the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA). Chinedu also hopes that a new Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) will soon be issued in Guyana. He said that he strongly believes in acquiring a skill and hoped that all Guyanese aim at acquiring a skill.

Olato Sam, Chief Education Officer, said that TVET is the pathway to eradicating poverty, since it engages young people, giving them the opportunity to achieve their goals, away from non-traditional employment.

“We must embrace TVET as a vehicle for the modernisation of our society,” Sam said.

He added that TVET can be adopted as a natural approach for technical training in schools.

 

 

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