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New TVET policy to be launched soon

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is about to launch a brand new National TVET policy.

Minister, Santia Bradshaw made the announcement during the Worldskills Barbados Juniors competition closing ceremony, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The three day event was organized by the TVET Council, in collaboration with the Ministry.

The competition focused on cabinet making, cooking, electrical installation and hairdressing.

During her address, Minister Bradshaw revealed the Council is in for some new and exciting changes.

Min of education Santia Bradshaw

Education Officer Henderson Wiltshire says the inaugural programme was three years in the making.

Education Officer Henderson Wiltshire

Meanwhile, Jalani Yearwood of St. Leonard’s Boys copped the Best Competitor Award for receiving the highest percentage overall for his work in electrical installation, while Queen’s College was the Best School in the competition.

Additionally, a special award was presented to the Frederick Smith School in honour of Temario Holder who was killed a few weeks ago on the school’s compound.

He was a finalist in the cabinet making competition.

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