Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is imperative for lifelong personal growth, inclusive and sustainable economic development, and the creation of a globally competitive labour force. Traditionally, in Saint Lucia, TVET was time–based and teacher centred. In the advent of globalisation, there was a need to create a nation capable of producing a well educated and skilled labour force that is competent, innovative and entrepreneurial which will lead to a higher standard of living.
In this regard, we require an education system that is able to support mastery of skills through competency-based education and training. TVET is a system which can accomplish the development of key competencies and mastery of skills to all people at all levels in the country
Therefore, it has become necessary to rebrand TVET in Saint Lucia hence, the phrase ‘TVET Saint Lucia.’ This change of focus necessitates changing perceptions of TVET so that it is seen as an integral component of education and lifelong learning, leading to sustainable personal, social and economic development. In light of the rebranding of TVET, the theme is ‘TVET Saint Lucia: a broader perspective.’