Ministry of Education, Guyana

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The Government Technical Institute

The Government Technical Institute

Mission Statement

The Government Technical Institute as the leading technical institute is committed to offer quality training to our clients with the availability of high quality facilities, qualified and caring staff at a prime location.

Vision Statement

To produce all-round and skilled graduates who will ensure that Guyana takes her rightful place in the “Global Village”

Brief History

The GTI began operations in May of 1951 in temporary accommodation in the Queen’s College compound. By July of the said year it was removed to its present location. The original purpose of the institution was to provide training in craft skills but by July 1956, Technician level courses were introduced and by September 1961, Diploma level programmes were included, bringing the total number of courses offered to thirty eight. Courses are conducted on Full Time, Day-Release and Evening basis.

Aims and Objectives

  • To offer education and training in Technical, scientific and commercial fields of students to young people and adults. To structure and organize programmes consistent with the needs of industry as well as in keeping with national goals.
  • To provide work attachment opportunities for trainees.
  • To facilitate extended opportunities for persons to gain knowledge and skills through open access and other means.
  • To provide opportunities and experiences that promote the development of self as well as that of the nation.

Special Courses

The Institute offers short courses on requests from Government Ministries ,Public and Private Organisations. These courses are funded by the particular organizations requesting same and the students are accredited by the Institute.

List of Courses

Level 1 & II Competency Based Education Courses
Furniture Making
Plumbing
Masonry
General Construction
General Office Administration
Electrical Installation
Small Appliances and Repairs
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Motor Vehicle Repairs
Motor Vehicle Works
Metal Work Engineering
Welding
Data Operations

 

Craft Courses
Agriculture. Mechanics AM – 2X; AME – 2
Technician Certificate Courses
Architectural Drawing ABTCE – 2 KEY
Electrical Engineering EETD – (PI)2  (PII)2 2X - Two years (Full-Time)
Mechanical Engineering METD – (PI)2  (PII)2 2 - Two years (Evening)
Telecommunication TEE – 3 3 - Three years (Evening)

Technician Diploma Courses

2 - Two years (Day- Release)
Building and Civil Engineering BM – 2X P1 - Part 1- Two Years (Day- Release)
Electrical Engineering EM – 2X P11 - Part 11- Two Years (Day- Release)
Mechanical Engineering MM – 2X
Ordinary Diploma in Science ODS -2X
Lands and Surveying LS – 2X
Business Education Courses
Ordinary Diploma in Commerce ODC – 2X

Student Service

Drawing rooms and several classrooms are available to all students for private study. These rooms are made available as determined by the institute’s administration.The Resource Centre is opened from 8:00 hours to 20:00 hours, Mondays –Fridays. Available texts are in excess of 6000 volumes. There is also a wide variety of journals, periodicals and magazines. Internet and computer access are available. Photocopying and printing services are also offered.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least fifteen (15) years to attend day courses and eighteen (18) years and older to attend Evening or Day- Release courses.
For Craft Courses, applicants must have successfully completed the Secondary Competency Certificate Programme Part 11 (Advance); or have a sound foundation in general education up to the Grade 11.
For all other courses applicants must possess at least four (4) subjects CAPE or CSEC as noted below.

Technician Certificate Courses
Maths, English A, Physics and any technical subject. Applicants with work experience, and person who have gained at least a credit in a comparable Craft Course may be considered eligible for entry.

Technician Diploma Courses

Engineering Courses: Maths, English A, Physics or Chemistry and any other Technical subject.

Science Courses: Maths, English A, Chemistry and any other Science subject.

Land Surveying Course: Math, English A or B, Ge-ography, Physics or Int. Science.

Business Education Courses:

Commerce Courses: Math, English A, and any two business subject.

Applicant applying for evening programmes must have a minimum two years relevant working experience.

Guyana Technical Education Examination

This examination is the culmination of all training offered at the Institute. Exam fees are payable after the submission of the examination forms. Successful students are accredited with a Certificate or a Diploma.

Competency Based Education

An educational system that emphasizes the specifications, learning and demonstration of those competencies (knowledge, skills, behaviours) that are of central importance to a given task, activity or career.

Competency Based Education Training (CBET)

CBET is a modern strategy used for the delivery of training internationally. It provides for students/trainees to:

  • know what they have to learn in advance;
  • Know how they will be assessed;
  • Be the focus of the learning experiences;;
  • Appreciate that both theoretical knowledge and practical skills are valued;
  • Progress at their own pace;
  • Recognize learning as an individual experience
  • Know how well they are doing at all times.

 Promotional Conditions

Student, that are pursuing courses other than those listed under Level 1 & II Competency Based Education Courses, will be required to satisfy the following conditions before they are considered for promotion

Achieve:

  • At least a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of the possible attendance for each subject .
  • A minimum of fifty (50%) of the possible examination marks for each subject of the course.
  • A minimum of (60%) of the possible coursework grades for each subject.
  • Along with the above a minimum of forty-five percent (45%) grade on the overall assessment.

Work Attachment

Work attachment is an integral part of the Institute’s curricula and as such, all first year full-time students will be required to complete a six week period of work attachment in industry/commerce as a requirement to be awarded a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

Registration Fees

All students will be required to pay an annual registration fee for contingency purposes and Students’ Guild membership. This fee is payable at the time of enrollment.

Student Activities

Students are involved in games and competitive sports on Friday afternoons and Bible Club activities twice weekly.
The Students’ Guild is responsible for the entire affairs of the student body and makes suggestions/recommendations to administration on miscellaneous issues.

Address: Government Technical Institute
               Woolford Avenue
               Non-Pariel Park
               Georgetown
               Guyana
               P.O Box: 1072
Telephone #: General Office,592- 226-2468
Principal; 592-227-1197
Fax: 592-226-2460

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