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The Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education (ABICE) is the leading Technical Vocational Institution in Antigua and Barbuda. ABICE’s aim is to provide a single more focused, efficient and effective service which would serve as a ladder for persons seeking to advance their education and training qualifications.
ABICE caters for persons sixteen (16) years and older, public and private sector employees and by extension the general public.
The curriculum is a modular competency-based which leads to a Caribbean Vocational Qualification, awarded by CXC through the Antigua and Barbuda National Training Agency (NTA). Areas are:-
a. Building Construction - Carpentry and Joinery, Masonry and Plumbing.
b. Technology - Electrical Installation and Automotive Repairs and Services
c. Cosmetology - Hairdressing, Nail Care, and Beauty Therapy.
d. Welding - Arc Welding, Gas and Mig Welding
e. Drafting - building plans using Auto CAD
f. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning - Installation and Maintenance of Air Condition Units along with repairs of Refrigerated Units.
g. Garment Production addresses Design and Construction of garments.
h. General Office Procedures (Secretarial Studies)
To provide quality educational opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds and ability levels to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills for sustained employment or the pursuit of further education.
To provide quality training at an affordable rate and at convenient times.
To provide Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to support a vibrant economy
To obtain the prerequisites that would enable students to access programmes in other institutions, ABICE acts as a bridge between school and college.
To prepare for the job market that is, the skills and competencies necessary for the world of work.
To increase the chance of upward mobility in the workplace, that is, public sector human resource upgrading and development.
To provide skilled workers with certification by way of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).
Enhancing the quality of products and services to customers
Supporting opportunities for expansion of programmes and student enrollment
Strengthening the institutional capacity for sustained growth and development
|Sharing knowledge about TVET|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Secondary focus|
|Private sector||Secondary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to learn|
|Migration||Interested to learn|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to learn|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to learn|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to learn|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to learn|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to learn|
|Capacity development projects||Not interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Not interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Highly interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Highly interested|
|With the Arab States||Highly interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Highly interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Highly interested|
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