Minister for Education signs off on new training and certification programs

Earlier this month, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, approved a number of Vocational Training and Certification programs, prescribed by the Saint Lucia Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SLCTVET).

These included locally developed competency standards in the occupational area of Event Production (production assistant) Level 2.

According to TVET, this occupational standard was developed by the respective “Lead Body” and validated by the Industry Advisory Committee in preparation for Training and Certification towards the award of a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in the area of Event Production, which will be offered nationally and regionally.

Competency standards in nine other occupational areas as requested by the Department of Education were also developed, with standards validated by the various Industry Advisory Committees.
These areas include;

  • Building Construction Drafting, Levels 1-3
  • Motor Vehicle Engine System, Levels 1-2
  • General Construction, Level 3
  • Manufacture Sewn Products, Level 2
  • Developing a New and Existing Business Enterprise, Level 3
  • Health Care Services (Dietary Assistant), Level 1

In signing off on these programs, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert congratulated the Saint Lucia Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the Department of Education Unit, for developing and launching these new National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) subjects and the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) subjects.

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