GCTVET

The Grenada Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

The Grenada Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (GCTVET) is an advisory body to the Minister of Education on policies, strategies, and programmes for the management of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The GCTVET has responsibility for the development of a national policy and strategy for TVET in order to meet the needs of the society and the economy.

The GCTVET was established by an Act of Parliament (Act #9 of 2009).  It is a semi-autonomous which has responsibility for overseeing the work of the NTA in addition to the formulation of policies related to the development and delivery of TVET in Grenada.

Roles of the GCTVET

Advisory Body

The GCTVET is an advisory body to the Minister for Education as regard policies and strategies required for an efficient and effective system of technical and vocational education and training suited to the needs of Grenada.

Policy Making and Strategic Development

The GCTVET has responsibility for the establishment of a policy and strategic framework to guide the design, delivery and evaluation of technical and vocational education programmes and projects.

Resource Allocation

The GCTVET makes decisions concerning the utilization and allocation of resources for training following established financial procedures for the usage of those resources.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The GCTVET monitors and evaluates technical and vocational educational programmes and projects within the context of the above-mentioned policy and strategic framework and within the framework of periodic reviews of policies and strategies.

In this regard, the GCTVET receives and considers evaluated reports and training proposals submitted by agencies through the NTA.

Design ad Delivery of TVET

The GCTVET shall have oversight for the design and delivery, and the monitoring and evaluation of TVET within the formal as well as non-formal and informal arrangements including programmes offered by private sector training institutions and NGO’s.

The GCTVET shall also reserve the right to engage or co-opt any organisation or individual, which the GCTVET deems will contribute to the work of the GCTVET.

Regulations, guidelines and procedures for TVET

Under the general direction and with specific directives given by the Minister of Education, the GCTVET has responsibility for the establishment of a system of regulations including guidelines and procedures relating to:
  • the design and delivery of training courses
  • qualification criteria for participation in courses
  • the certification and accreditation of persons successfully completing training courses of attaining competencies in respect of any specified occupation
  • governance of the training and generation of funds
  • decisions on funding proposals based on evaluations and recommendations of proposals by the NTA
  • quality assurance methods
  • registration, certification and regulation of other training providers

The GCTVET Consists of Eleven Members

GCTVET Members

Stephen Jerome

Chairman – Tourism & Hospitality

Hillary Baptiste

Deputy Chairman - Construction

Elton Charles

Agriculture

Lorna Douglas

New Life Organisation

Pamela Lendzion

Marine & Yachting

Lima Frederick

Ministry of Labour

Sheldon Noel

Ministry for Economic Development

K. Lincoln Morgan

National Training Agency

Angella Finlay

Ministry of Education

Ann Marie Montrose

Grenada Employers Federation

John Telesford

T.A. Marryshow Community College
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