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Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

UNEVOC Centre since 2010




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The vision for the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) is ‘A National TVET System created to meet the changing demands of global competitiveness.’ Its mission is focused on “the provision of a Guyanese workforce with requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes contributing to increased productivity and economic development.”

The functions of the Council are:

• to advise the Minister on the measures required to ensure a comprehensive system of technical and vocational education and training that is suited to the development needs of Guyana;

• to establish, develop and monitor schemes for the training of craftsmen and technicians and engineers needed to sustain and enhance economic growth;

• to develop a national system of Competency Based Modularized Training and initiate its implementation;

• to expand the scope of industrial training with industry;

• to monitor and evaluate the delivery of all programmes;

• to monitor the technical and vocational education and training of apprentices;

• to undertake curriculum analysis and design and cause to be established training and apprenticeship programmes and vocational qualifications that are relevant to the needs of Guyana and where appropriate the needs of CARICOM member states;

• to establish national training standards and performance testing;

• to ensure through its inspectorate that curricula, standards, schemes and guidelines formulated by it are implemented by every Registered Training Organization and technical institute;

• to licence and keep a register of Registered Training Organization which it considers suitable to receive apprentices and to licence and keep a register of public and private technical institutes which offer training that meets the requirements of the Act;

• to approve Registered Training Organizations as Supervising Registered Training Organizations;

• to monitor all registered technical institutes and other tertiary institutions and regulate their facilities;

• to provide information and vocational guidance to persons about choices available during their progress from general education to post-secondary technical and vocational education and training;

• to assist persons in finding apprenticeship places in industry and admission to technical institutes;

• to facilitate the provision of the facilities (which may include residential accommodation) for the successful training of those persons whom the Council considers need assistance of such facilities and in doing so shall have regard to any facility otherwise available to those persons;

• to promote the use of the distance mode of delivery for Technical and Vocational Education and Training programmes;

• to cancel licences and certificates issued under the Act, when in its opinion there is cause to do so;

• to take appropriate steps to increase and improve the training of instructors, examiners and other training functionaries;

• to carry on or assist other persons in carrying on research into technical and vocational education and training or any matter relating to apprenticeship or training for employment in industry;

• to ensure a continuing supply of manpower information on which training decisions may be made;

• to review the Act from time to time and make recommendations to the Minister for any amendments thereto; and

• to do all such acts and things as in its opinion are necessary for, or conducive to the proper discharge of its functions.

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