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TVET programme gets $3.6M equipment donation from UNESCO Featured

Representatives of the various technical institutes pose for a photo with their equipment along with Inge Nathoo and Chairman of the TVET council and the TVET Director Clinton Williams and Sydney Walters respectively Representatives of the various technical institutes pose for a photo with their equipment along with Inge Nathoo and Chairman of the TVET council and the TVET Director Clinton Williams and Sydney Walters respectively http://gina.gov.gy/wp/?p=16499

The Ministry of Education’s Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) programme has received equipment from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), valued $3.6M.

The equipment which was handed over to representatives of the Government Technical Institute (GTI), the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI) and the Carnegie School of Home Economics by Secretary General of UNESCO, Inge Nathoo included computer systems, key boards, cameras and other technological equipment.
The equipment was the final aspect of a project between the Ministry of Education and UNESCO, titled “Strengthening of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the Guyana UNEVOC Centre”. The project contributed to the development of three important areas of the national TVET system.

This project saw the establishment of a Resource Center at the GTI, ETI, the New Amsterdam Technical Institute and the Carnegie School of Home Economics along with the development of a Documentation and Materials Production Center at the CTVET secretariat, which was admitted by UNESCO as a UNEVOC Center on August 6, 2010.

Thirty lecturers were also trained to conduct progress assessment of students pursuing studies in Competency Based Modularised Programmes under this project.

Nathoo highlighted that the Ministry had approached them for US $26,000 assistance in the TVET sector, but due to financial issues, only $3.6M or US 18,000 could have been invested.

Chairman of the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) and CTVET, Clinton Williams thanked UNESCO for this investment in the TVET programme which he said are necessary in the process of learning to allow the students to achieve their Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).

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