Eleven students at the Westerhall Secondary School have become the first in Grenada to complete the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) certification within the secondary school system.
The students received CVQ level 1 in General Construction following a two-year period of study and after both internal and external verification.
They were recognized for their achievements during a recent ceremony at the school. The students noted that the programme called for much dedication, hard work and sacrifices which included working long hours after the end of the school day.
Quality Assurance Coordinator at the National Training Agency, Frances Ruffin in her address to the students and well-wishers congratulated the school on persevering through the challenges of piloting such a programme at the school. She reminded the students of the value of earning a CVQ, noting that their qualification was a basic step to acquiring skills need in the workplace while encouraging them to seek out even more advanced levels of training to make them even more competent and efficient on the job.
Main instructor for the programme, Desron Frederick also highlighted the importance of the CVQ noting its value in preparing the students with skills to effectively perform in a job-related setting.
The ceremony was held under the theme, “Achieving Competence for a brighter future through student innovative engagement and learning”.