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TVET Council Barbados

About Us

About Us

As labour markets become more specialised and economies demand higher levels of skill, governments and businesses are increasingly investing in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The TVET Council (TVETC) was set up to direct young people and others towards training and certification which they can use to develop work-related skills and exciting careers.

In this section you’ll find out more about the TVET Council’s role, activities, staff and members. Use the links below to get started.

What is the TVET Council?

The TVET Council is a statutory organisation set up to make Barbados more competitive through the development of its workforce. It is mandated to plan, coordinate and establish standards and qualifications for the discipline of TVET.


To develop a competent, certified and competitive workforce in Barbados and the region through the promotion and coordination of demand driven technical and vocational education and training.

Vision Statement:

To be the premier catalyst for workforce development in the region.

What is TVET?

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is simply education to prepare people – students, job seekers, the employed and the self-employed -  for the world of work and business. Also known as workforce training, it includes all programmes and courses that contribute towards the development of the knowledge, technical skills, attitudes, and core skills essential to being competitive in the world of work.

What is meant by Core Skills?
  • Communications
  • Applying and using numbers
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others
  • Improving one’s own learning and performance

Council Members

Dr. Albert Best
Dr. Albert Best

Chairman – TVET Council

Dr. Wayne Charles-Soverall
Dr. Wayne Charles-Soverall

Deputy Chairman – TVET Council

Ms. Annette A. Alleyne Principal - Member
Mr. Ian Drakes Principal - Member
Mr. Henderson Thompson Barbados Vocational Training Board - ex officio
Dr. Sonia Greenidge-Franklyn Executive Director - Member
Dr. Ramona Archer Chief Education Officer - Member
Ms. Doreen Deane Barbados Workers Union Representative
Mr. Richard Green General Secretary - Member
Mrs. Sheena Mayers-Granville Executive Director - Member
Ms. Shardae Boyce The Director - Member
Senator Rudy Grant Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Representative
Mr. Henderson Eastmond Executive Director - Member
Dr. Karen Best Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations - ex officio
Mrs. Betty Alleyne-Headley Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training - ex officio
Mr. Timothy Maynard Permanent Secretary - Member
Ms. Valerie Quintyne Director of Training (Acting)
Mr. Ryan Forde Chief Executive Officer - Member
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