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Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education
(ABICE)

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2011

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)



Mission

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.


Objectives

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).



Regular tasks

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



Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
 
 
  
Developing knowledge
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
 
Primary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Policy makers
 
  Secondary focus
  
Private sector
 
  Secondary focus
  


Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
   
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
   

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
  
Capacity development projects    Not interested
  
Policy oriented projects    Not interested
  
Knowledge development
 
 
Highly interested
  
Workshops and conferences
 
 
Highly interested
  


Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
  
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
  




Contact

Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education (ABICE)
Tomlinson
00000 St. John's
Antigua and Barbuda

http://

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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Arlene Weste
Director
ABICE - Ministry of Education, Science & Technology



UNEVOC Coordinator
Arlene Weste
Director
ABICE - Ministry of Education, Science & Technology

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