Who Has Benefitted?

Employers, training providers and employees have all benefitted from the training and certification under the CBTF. Employers were able to effectively assign relevant skilled employees to requisite jobs, while employees have been certified and deemed as competent in the respective occupations by the TVET Council.

Unemployed Barbadians were also given the opportunity to gain the requisite knowledge and skills needed to enter and re-enter the workforce. This training will also serve as an avenue for entrepreneurship, which is key to the development of Barbados’ economy.

Training providers such as the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC), the Barbados Community College (BCC), the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB), and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) have all benefitted from the Fund as the quality and relevance of TVET programmes in Barbados has been improved.

A key achievement of the Fund was the implementation of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) in three (3) secondary schools in Barbados (Grantley Adams Memorial; Springer Memorial, and the St. George Secondary School). These schools are currently offering programmes such as Electrical Installation, Crop Production, Amenity Horticulture, and Events and Entertainment Technology.