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GNTA ι The Functions of NTA

The Functions of NTA

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.

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