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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:48

Guyana Skills Development and Employability Project

news 20161126The Ministry of Education will be launching the Guyana Skills Development and Employability Project on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at the Pegasus Hotel, Essequibo Hall. The event begins at 9:00Hrs.

The Government of Guyana through the Ministry has secured funding from the Caribbean Development Bank in an amount equivalent to US$12,252,000 for the implementation of the project.

The project is aimed at improving capacity to deliver Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes equitably across the sector. To this end, Practical Instruction Departments (PIDs) of four secondary schools in the hinterland, as well as three Practical Instruction Centres (PICs) from Regions#3, 4 and 5 respectively, have been chosen to refurbish and expand their workshops/classrooms/labs.

This will allow them to implement the award of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) certification in five subject areas. The main objective is to increase the number of secondary school leavers with the appropriate skills and competencies to successfully enter the job market, embark on an economic enterprise, or pursue appropriate postsecondary/tertiary education and training. Your coverage of this important event will be highly appreciated.

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