• Caribbean level vocational qualification to be offered at secondary schools

    After successfully introducing the Caribbean Vocational Qualification or CVQ at most of the technical institutes, the Ministry of Education is now moving to introduce on a phased basis, the competency-based qualification to students in secondary schools.news 20170131

    Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for technical education, Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike, told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that starting in September, the ministry will begin piloting the CVQ in ten secondary schools.

  • First batch to graduate soon, as Heavy duty machinery programme expands at LTI

    Guyana Gold Fields has been added to the list of partners supporting the Linden Technical Institute (LTI) heavy duty training programme. The mining company is the most recent to join MACORP, the College of the North Atlantic and the Marine Institute of New Foundland of Canada.news 20170131

  • Hinterland training programmes to match needs of villages

    Schools in the hinterland are being prepared to offer Technical Vocational Education (TVET) to meet the needs of their communities and projected economic expansion.

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) funded initiative has several components. including meeting the emergent demand for a workforce with specialised skills, in the newly established hinterland towns.news 20170131

    “This is to ensure that there are sufficient skills to help the towns grow and to maintain some of their services and activities,” Deputy Chief Education Officer, with responsibility for technical education, Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) in a recent interview.

  • Technical training for children with special needs

    Persons with disabilities will have the opportunity to pursue Technical Vocational Education (TVET), through a programme that the Ministry of Education plans to introduce in September.news 20170131

    Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for technical education, Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike, told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that the ministry is currently engaging persons from the Open Doors Centre, who have the practical experience of how to train special needs students.