International Journal Recognition for NTA Research

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Frances Ruffin and Gennesta Charles in discussion
Frances Ruffin making presentation at Third TVET Caribbean Conference in Jamaica

The National Training Agency offers congratulations to two of its Officers who have received great academic accolade by having their research submitted and accepted as an article in the International Journal of Vocational Education and Training; an academic journal.

The research study was conducted by the NTA’s Quality Assurance Coordinator, Frances Ruffin and Enterprise-Based Training Officer, Gennesta Charles for presentation at the 3rd International TVET Conference in the Caribbean. The presentation was made by Frances Ruffin during the Conference which was held from May 10th – 12th, 2017 at the Hilton Rose Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The study was captioned, “An Investigation into the Impact of CVQ Certification on the Performance of Early Childhood Practitioners in Grenada”. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the appropriateness of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) training programme for preparing Early Childhood Practitioners for work. The data was collected via questionnaires administered to fifty participants who had completed CVQ Level 1 and 2 programmes within the two years immediately preceding the research.

The results indicated that Early Childhood Practitioners valued the CVQ programme since it provided training in relevant areas such as child development, physical needs of children, social environment responsibility, customer service and personal professional development.

Conference participants recommended that the research be replicated in other OECS countries.The Conference also highlighted the need to merge TVET with traditional education and the need for more effective apprenticeships. Other Presentations also looked at various approaches and practices associated with TVET delivery.

Read here excerpts extracted from the Journal of the research article as it appears in the review….

IVETA Journal- GNTA Research

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