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Ready for a brighter future? As a student or job seeker, a world of greater opportunity and possibility awaits you through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council. Our programmes provide you with the know-how and skills you need to develop competence on the job and earn a higher salary.

In this section find out more about how the discipline of TVET can prepare you for work, its benefits, and how to get trained and certified. Click the links in the menu to get started.

TVET prepares you for work

Do you want to catch the attention of potential employers and prepare yourself to enter the workplace? Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) can help by:

  • Making you ready to do the job
  • Enabling your career development
  • Helping you to become your own boss, by fostering self-employment

Companies are more likely to hire you, if you have acquired, through training the knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform to the standards expected by employers and clients.

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 roles. 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 (work as well as education and training related)
  • 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 are work-related certifications that indicate your level of competence. They are awarded by the TVET Council and offer several benefits to employees:

  • recognition of their knowledge and skills
  • increased job satisfaction
  • improved progress up the career ladder
  • flexible route to getting qualified
  • improved employability and transferability

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.

Vocational training isn’t for only certain types of skills or jobs; it can benefit everyone. That’s because to be prepared for and excel in the world you need to understand both the theory AND have the practical skills to do the job. Ready to make the next move?

Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic(246) 426 1920
Barbados Vocational Training Board(246) 621-2882
Barbados Community College(246) 426 2858
University of the West Indies Open Campus(246) 417 4496
National Initiative for Service Excellence(246) 426 4186
National Employment Bureau(246) 426 1511

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 would receive N/CVQs when evaluated against these Standards.

Self Appraisal for Job Seekers

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