BNO is the responsible Bureau for TVET in SURINAME and is part of the Department for TVET of the Ministry of Education and Community Development (MINOV). Major area of activities are: advising the Ministry on policy matters regarding TVET, Manage the schools for TVET(lower and upper secondary level and tertiary level), including budget, personnel, facilities (including physical infrastructure). Also evaluating teachers, curriculla and teaching methods in order to breach gaps, to train and retrain when needed. BNO is also providing services to the community as a whole, meaning act as a medium between education and the industry, the labour market and other institutes national and international.
BNO is the main source for information on TVET and the implementing unit for the Department for TVET.
The Department for TVET is Headed by the Assistant Permanent Secretary for TVET (Mr. Leonel J. Soetosenojo).
The most important mission of the Department is: Education for all and promoting lifelong learning.
Please see Unevoc Information sheet send in 2008.
15 July 2018The UNEVOC Network celebrates World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15 July), more than 30 UNEVOC Centres celebrated the importance of Skills for Youth, through conferences, workshop, skills exhibition and promotional campaigns. Discover our interactive map to learn more about those initiatives. (more
16 August 2016HEART Trust NTA celebrates World Youth Skills Day
The HEART Trust NTA in Jamaica, in cooperation with WorldSkills Jamaica, hosted a one-day skills competition and jobs fair under the theme 'Skills in Motion - Skills Rule the World'. The event was organized to, among other things, celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2016. (more
20 May 2016HEART Trust/NTA holds inaugural Greening in TVET seminar
The HEART Trust/NTA in Jamaica (cluster coordinator for the Caribbean cluster) held an inaugural Greening in TVET seminar on April 19, 2016. The seminar discussed green skills and their alignment with technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for sustainable development. (more
28 September 2015UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in UKFIET
From 15 to 17 September 2015, 550 participants met in London, the United Kingdom, for the UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development. (more
28 May 2015Second International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean
TVET is high on the political agenda in Caribbean countries. The Second International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean “STEM Education in TVET: Imperative to National and Regional Development” served to establish a platform for reforming education systems. (more
13 December 2013HEART Trust (UNEVOC Centre Jamaica) - TVET Symposium
The HEART Trust held a TVET Symposium on October 31, 2013 under the theme 'Advancing Economic Development through TVET.' Jamaica's Minister of Industry and Commerce, the Honourable Anthony Hylton, spoke about the plans for the logistics hub in Jamaica. The keynote speaker was Mr. Robert Ready, Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica. Key issues in TVET were explored such as Jamaica's TVET policy and its strategic implications, Quality Assurance in TVET, Repositioning the Apprenticeship System, Industry Engagement. (more
7 December 2010
Representatives of UNEVOC Centre in Jamaica visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more
16 August 2010New UNEVOC Network Member: CTVET, Guyana
Guyana is the 167th UNESCO Member State that has joined the UNEVOC Network! Its Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) became a UNEVOC Network Centre in August 2010. (more