CVQ/TVET training in Dominica

Matthew said CVQ unites the region
Matthew said CVQ unites the region

A Masters Training in Caribbean Vocational Qualification CVQ/TVET is ongoing in Dominica.

The two weeks training workshop will culminate on Friday.

Participants come from secondary schools and the Dominica State College (DSC), others are TVET instructors as well as private sector business owners.

Director of Continuing Education at the DSC and Secretary of the TVET Council, Merrill Matthew said the aim of the workshop is to train assessors to become master trainers in CVQ, “so that we in Dominica will be independent and will be able to deliver training for our assessors.”

“So we train assessors to be able to assess effectively and efficiently within the CVQ framework,” he explained.

According to Matthew the CVQ actually unites the region.

“It is a regional approach to technical and vocational education and training in which standards are set by industry at which everybody in the Caribbean should be to be certified,” he said. “And so the CVQ it’s what creates a platform for the CSME to operate, and so Dominica has decided to get its act to together, move forward speedily with the CVQ and to do that we need a number of assessors.”

Meanwhile, TVET Instructor from Antigua and Barbuda Garry Southwell said the course is a very intense one and the objective is to give participants the skill and knowledge to be better able to develop the CVQ program in the OECS.

“This program will equip them and certify them so that they can go out and get a job and live comfortably,” Southwell said.

The workshop is being facilitated by Paulette Dunn Pierre of Trinidad’s National Training Agency and organized by the local TVET Council.

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  1. Itz Just Dionne
    January 28, 2016

    How many units are there in cvq and what are they….

  2. March 13, 2015

    Great article, however, I am not from the NTA Trinidad and Tobago. I am from the HR firm Dunn, Pierre, Barnett and Associates, operating out of offices in Kingston , Jamaica and Toronto, Canada.

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