A comprehensive review of Grenada’s technical vocational education and training landscape has been presented to the government of Grenada. The official handover of the Grenada TVET Policy Review was made to the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Religious Affairs by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Thursday 22nd April 2021 during a virtual handover ceremony held at the Ministry of Education in Tanteen, St. George.
The review was made possible with technical cooperation from UNESCO which sent a mission team to Grenada to conduct the research in 2019 in collaboration with the Grenada National Training Agency. Stakeholders had an opportunity in November 2019 to participate in a validation workshop prior to preparation of the report.
The purpose of the ceremony was to share the findings and recommendations of the Report and to discuss the next steps.
Speaking at the ceremony, GNTA’s Chief Executive Officer, K. Lincoln Morgan observed that the development of a TVET policy is important is providing the framework for the coordination of technical and vocational education and training in Grenada. He noted that this was critical to building a workforce equipped with skills, knowledge and competencies that are aligned to the current and future needs of industry.
Accepting the Report from Dr. Faryal Khan, Prrogramme Specialist in Education, UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, Minister of Education, Hon. Emmalin Pierre, noted that the Ministry was strategizing the Human Resource Department to prioritize TVET in the education system. She said lifelong learning even at community levels is now a major focus of the Ministry. Minister Pierre pledged her support to the GNTA which is charged with the responsibility with overseeing TVET nationally. The Review has been published and is now available on UNESCO’s website at https://unesdoc.unesco.org/