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If you’ve been thinking about taking your career or business to the next level, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council can assist. Competence-based TVET enables career development and augments the business skill-set of self-employed persons through vocational training, assessment and certification.

This section provides information and support materials on TVET and the Council for employed or self-employed persons, including benefits and how to get trained and certified

TVET grows your Career and Business

Prospective entrepreneurs, TVET can help to advance your career in a number of ways. It enables self-employment to help you become your own boss.

Employees, when your employer knows that you’ve received recognised training and certification to enhance your skills, you increase your chances of furthering your career. And if you’re looking to become self-employed TVET can equip you with recognised skills that will boost your confidence and skill set as you embark on the path to entrepreneurship. The bottom line? Through TVET you can fast track your ascendancy up the work ladder to success.

Get Trained and Certified

Interested in mechanical maintenance, horticulture, plumbing, or food preparation and cookery? Training and certification are offered or soon will be offered in these and other areas. Certification will give you the edge in demonstrating to employers or potential clients that you’ve been trained in your field, are competent and ready to do the job or project, and are ready for promotion

In Barbados you can receive training and certification at the institutions below as well as private sector training providers:

What’s in it for you?

TVET Council can help you train and further develop your skills for the world of work in a number of ways:

Occupational Standards

Occupational Standards are precise descriptions of what employees are expected to know and be able to do in their work role. They are designed to base training, qualifications and recognition of achievement on independent evidence of what people are able to do. Through Occupational Standards you’ll:

Get recognised! You’ll achieve recognition, progression and upward mobility

Get better access Improved access to training and qualifications you may previously have been unable to get

Have your skills evaluated fairly You’ll receive fair and just assessment and development opportunities because of independent criteria and open access to qualifications

Click Here for more information on Occupational Standards.

National/Caribbean Vocational Qualifications

National/Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (N/CVQs) are work-related certifications that measure your level of competence. They are awarded by the TVET Council and offer several benefits to employees:

Recognition of Your Knowledge and Skills

Increased Job Satisfaction

Improved Progress Up the Career Ladder

Flexible Routes to Getting Qualified

Improved Employability and Transferability

You’ll soon be able to sign up for an N/CVQ through local public training providers as well as private training providers. Click here for more information on N/CVQs including benefits to the country, levels of qualifications, where they are available, as well as how they are earned.

Careers and Pathways

From customer service to care of the older adult, there are a number of careers for you to choose from.

This section shares introductory information on Occupational Standards and National/Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (N/CVQs) for a variety of careers. The Standards provide an idea of what you should know, and be able to do in your work role. You can earn a N/CVQ when successfully assessed against these Standards.

Self Assessment for Career Growth

Complete this short form to find out what skills or knowledge you may need to enhance your competence and advance your career.

Training, Education and Qualification

In Barbados there are several educational and training institutions you can choose from to further develop your skills. These institutions can assist you in your journey through the world of employment and up the ladder. Click on the links below to find out more about the institutions and the certifications they offer.

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