12/16/2013 08:40 AM
TVET Council Barbados Latest News
The TVET employers Recognition Awards is a biennial national awards competition established in 2011 to acknowledge and celebrate employers that invest in workforce training.
The purpose of the awards is to increase of the amount and quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) currently provided by employers in by encouraging the provision of job attachments and other workforce training opportunities for employees of all ages, in both the private and public sectors.
The TVET Employers Recognition Awards 2013 was aimed at small, medium-sized and large organizations in the agriculture, manufacturing, tourism/hospitality, personal care/services, retail and financial services sectors.
Applicants were judged against the following criteria:
- The extent and quality of workforce training and development undertaken within the applicants’ organisation
- The achievements of the organisation, and/or its employees, which are attributed to the training undertaken
- The integration of training into business planning
- The innovation and excellence in training design and delivery.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training is ‘education for the world of work’. It includes all programmes, courses, and in particular, practical training that contribute towards the development of the knowledge, technical skills, core skills and attitudes essential to being competitive in today’s world of work. Core skills refer to communication, applying and using numbers, information and communication technology, problem solving, working with others and improving one’s own learning and performance.