While Barbados has embraced technical and vocational education, more still needs to be done so as to ensure that those desirous of achieving such qualifications, have access to the highest levels of study available internationally.
So says Executive Director of the TVET Council, Henderson Eastmond. His comments came while delivering remarks at the recent media launch of the 2019 National Career Showcase held in the conference room of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training. He also spoke of Barbados’ participation in the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and the challenges encountered there.
“Technology is a challenge; we have to expose our people to the latest technology. Then the curriculum, most of those people coming to compete at WorldSkills were operating at level 3 and above. Our major technical institutions are still mostly at level 2, so there is a curriculum gap,” he stated.