The GNTA works with governmental and non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders as well as with regional and international organizations and institutions in order to ensure that there is an adequate framework existing for the delivery of technical and vocational education and training.
Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies- CANTA
The NTA is a member of the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA). Active participation in this organization is important because the TVET system implemented in Grenada by the GNTA is aligned with the TVET system promoted by CANTA and endorsed by CARICOM for the development and certification of the regional workforce.
American Boat and Yacht Council – ABYC
The GNTA is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). This allows for the development of training and certification programmes for the Marine sector that are aligned with the ABYC standards which are widely accepted by the sector in Grenada.
The UNEVOC Centre
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is UNESCO’s specialized centre for TVET, with a mandate to focus particularly on contributing to the development of TVET worldwide. UNESCO-UNEVOC acts as the hub of the UNEVOC Network.
The Grenada National Training Agency became a member of the UNEVOC Network since 2015.
The overall mission of the UNEVOC Centre is to contribute to the improvement in the standards and quality of TVET in Grenada.
Working in collaboration with national TVET institutions, and with support from the UNEVOC Network, the UNEVOC Centre seeks to:
- provide an environment for exchange and mutual assistance among TVET officials and policy-makers, academics, teachers and practitioners, TVET experts and stakeholders in Grenada.
- contribute to the national agenda on TVET, and to the formulation of national policies in TVET and the alignment of other national strategies and education-sector-strategic plans and international goals.
- contribute to the regional and international debate on TVET.
As a member of this international knowledge network of TVET institutions, the GNTA acquires:
- access to international expertise and mutual assistance for institutional capacity development.
- benefit from mutual learning through various forms of cooperation, institutional mechanisms and platforms afforded by UNESCO-UNEVOC to its members.
- competence to benchmark its own practices.
Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education – CANQATE
The Grenada National training Agency is a member of the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE). The Agency is represented on the body by Quality Assurance Coordinator, Frances Ruffin. CANQATE was established in 2002 as a sub-network of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). Its’s principal purpose is to enable members to share information about the maintenance, evaluation, ad improvement of higher education as well as to disseminate and share best practices and expertise in the field of quality assurance.
World Skills Americas
Grenada became a member of WorldSkills Americas in July 2018 with the Grenada National Training Agency as the representative body and implementing agency. Grenada attended its first general assembly meeting from October 1-8, 2018 in Santiago, Chile. WorldSkills Americas is a non-governmental organisation that brings together institutions of professional education of the countries from the Americas and the Caribbean. The aim is to carry out competitions related to vocational education, to encourage and promote technical and pedagogical exchange between member countries. Competition areas include Transportation and Logistics, Construction and Building Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services and Information and Communication Technology.
International Vocational Education and Training Association – IVETA
IVETA is the International Vocational Education and Training Association which was founded in 1984 to promote excellence and quality in vocational education and training, provide support services and actively advocate on behalf of members across the global TVET community. IVETA offers GNTA an opportunity to network with peers at regional and international events, academic forums to discuss issues, raise questions, and receive regular industry updates.
The GNTA, in 2017, contributed an article to the International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, an IVETA publication aimed at sharing empirical research in the area of TVET. The study was captioned, “An investigation into the impact of CVQ Certification on the Performance of Early Childhood Practitioners in Grenada”.
Grenada National Accreditation Board – GNAB
The Grenada National Accreditation Board (GNAB) was established in 2014. GNAB is responsible for quality assurance and accreditation of post-secondary and tertiary level programmes and institutions in Grenada as well as advising on the status of quality assurance and accreditation of foreign or transnational tertiary level programmes and institutions. Other services provided by GNAB include the evaluation of credentials, statements of recognition/verification, and equivalence assessments. The Grenada National Training is represented on the Board by the Chief Executive Officer.
Climate Smart Agriculture and rural Enterprise Programme – SAEP
The Grenada National Training Agency is one of the Service Providers for the six-year Climate Smart Agriculture and rural Enterprise Programme (SAEP) which is a project of the Government of Grenada, funded in part by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) , the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Grenada.