About the Competency-Based Training Fund

The Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF) is a key component of the Skills for the Future Programme, which is sponsored by the Barbados Government with loan funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. This Programme supports the Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy by aiming to improve the

  • quality and relevance of secondary education
  • effectiveness of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 

The CBTF commenced in August 2014, and will award grants up to $500,000 each to partnerships between employers and training providers on a competitive basis. The partnerships will have until November 2018 to complete a competency based training programme leading to a National/ Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (N/ CVQ) certification. Find out how you can apply.

Employers, Training Providers and Employees will all benefit from the CBTF. Indeed, our local economy stands to benefit too because a more competent workforce is a key driver in increasing the competitiveness of our businesses. 

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