TVET UNIT TRAINS CVQ ASSESSORS
On Tuesday February 23, 2016, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Unit of the
Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour in collaboration with the St Lucia
Council for TVET (SLCTVET) concluded a training exercise for individuals who will be certified as
assessors in the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) system. The activity is took place at the
Pastoral Centre and lasted for six days from Monday February 15, 2016 to Tuesday February 23, 2016.
The CVQ is an award that represents the achievement of a set of competencies in an occupation and
was developed by CARICOM through the Caribbean Association of national Training Authorities (CANTA)
to facilitate the movement of people through the region. The SLCTVET is the Awarding Body for the CVQ
in St Lucia.
Participants of the assessor training course included teachers and facilitators from several schools
around the island, the Boys Training Centre, the Police Marine Unit, security companies, health care
sector and other training/education facilities. Individuals are involved in a wide variety of occupational
areas such as health care, food and nutrition, security services, information and communication
technology, building construction and agriculture. This was deliberate as the CVQ is a work-based
certification that demands that learners be trained in accordance with industry standards hence they
are able to fit into the work environment upon being deemed competent in the respective occupational
The assessor training programme was being facilitated by Dr Paulette Dunn-Pierre and Ms Clover
Barnette of the consultancy group Dunn Pierre Barnett and Associates (DPBA) from Jamaica. The group
has been assisting in building capacity in TVET in St Lucia for almost a decade and has an impeccable
record in training and development in the region.