The Agency’s role is clearly defined in the Grenada Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act of 2009 and it has the mandate to perform the following functions:
- To advise the Council on the development of new standards relating to TVET and to assist in the development of the competencies and qualifications relating to such standards;
- To advise the Council on training facilities to be provided at institutions for persons seeking training in TVET;
- To develop plans for technical and vocational education and training;
- To approve the design and delivery of training courses;
- To manage the accreditation and registration of training providers;
- To establish a system of national vocational qualifications, course entry qualifications and job related qualifications;
- To ensure the application of quality assurance mechanisms;
- To validate regional competency standards and develop new competency standards as needed, drawing from regional and international best practices;
- To manage the process of registration of trainees and matching such trainees with courses and traineeships;
- To manage the issuance of certificates in relation to TVET;
- To provide support to training providers, employers and trainees in order to facilitate their participation and enable effective training.
In addition, the National Training Agency is responsible for:
- The introduction of CARICOM approved occupational standards in all areas of training including Hospitality, Construction, Agriculture and Marina.
- Establishment of Industry Lead Bodies to validate all standards in the different occupational areas for use in Grenada.
- Establishment of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Procedures to facilitate training and certification that will enable trainees to achieve the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in their specific area of training.
- The Certification of the Grenada workforce to meet the labour market demands of industry.
- Establishment of a Standard Qualifications Framework.