06/24/2013 06:28 PM
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(Seated L-R) Nicola Sparks-Browne, Instructor, Campden Park Technical Institute; Henderson Eastmond, Executive Director, TVET Council and Paulette Hannaway, Deputy Principal, Barrouallie Technical Institute. (Standing L-R) Workshop co-facilitator Miguel King, Technical Officer, TVET Council; Garry Peters, Lecturer, SVG Community College/DTVE; Alrick Cuffy, Principal, Georgetown Technical Institute; Martin Williams, Principal, Campden Park Technical Institute and Workshop facilitator Paul Puckerin, Senior Technical Officer, TVET Council.
FIVE EDUCATORS from St. Vincent and the Grenadines successfully completed a Master Assessor Workshop conducted by the TVET Council on Friday, June 21, 2013.
Martin Williams, Principal, Campden Park Technical Institute; Garry Peters, Lecturer, SVG Community College/DTVE; Alrick Cuffy, Principal, Georgetown Technical Institute; Paulette Hannaway, Deputy Principal, Barrouallie Technical Institute and Nicola Sparks-Browne, Instructor, Campden Park Technical Institute were presented with certificates of participation at the close of the one-week workshop on Friday.
Commenting on the importance of the workshop, Mr. Williams observed that going forward he wanted to ensure all practices were standardised in order to eliminate any doubt as it related to training, assessment and the use of quality assurance documentation under the National and Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (N/CVQs) programmes.
The workshop was conducted as part of the Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) Council, Barbados' efforts to assist countries within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to strengthen their respective technical and vocational education and training systems.
The one-week Master Assessor Training Workshop was organised by the Council on behalf of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines' (SVG) Sector Skills Development Agency.
In addition to the Master Assessor Workshop, the Council is also assisting in the delivery of Assessor Training Workshops which are aimed at both educators and persons who are practitioners in their respective occupational areas.
The Master Assessor Workshop instructs educators in how to train individuals with occupational expertise to conduct competence-based assessment. These assessors are appointed by approved assessment centres to determine the competence of candidates enrolled in the NVQ and/or CVQ programmes.
The N/CVQs are work-related certification that exists at levels one (i.e. entry level occupations) to five (i.e. senior management level occupations) and are awarded by the TVET Council and other CARICOM-approved National Training Agencies. The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) awards the CVQ Level 1 in secondary schools.
Persons who demonstrate competence when assessed against approved occupational standards, which are determined by industry experts (i.e. practitioners and employers), are awarded an NVQ or CVQ, with the latter serving as the regional equivalent of NVQs.