Ministry of Education, Guyana

Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:42

Technical and Vocational Education

There is a shortage of trained staff in some disciplines and equipment and physical facilities need to be upgraded.

Some of the problems in this sub-sector are similar to those for Science. Lack of trained staff in some disciplines is one of them. Between 2003 and 2007 about 322 technical teachers were trained. It should be noted that these are not all new entrants to the system; many are practicing teachers who are now being trained. The general view is that this is an inadequate number. The majority of tools and equipment are outdated and there are no specialist rooms to carry out the programme in some schools.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:35

Education and the World of Work (TVET)

In addition to its focus on the technical and vocational institutions, the plan for TVET has close links to Universal Secondary Education. Some activities have been rolled over from the 2003-2007 plan but emphasis will be given to current national priorities. The key objectives are to:

Published in Proposed Strategies

The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is required to do among other things,

  • develop and initiate the implementation of policies;
  • establish standards to meet national, regional and international requirements;
  • further develop the national system of performance testing and certification;
  • undertake curriculum development with the use of the Competency Based Modularized methodology;
  • conduct research on TVET;
  • implement quality control mechanisms;
  • and monitor the performance of both formal and non-formal Post-Secondary TVET Systems.

The functions of the Council for TVET are articulated in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act of 2004.

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