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Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education

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)


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).

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


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
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
   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


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


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

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

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