Conference focuses on workforce skills

The Department of Employment Relations will be hosting an all-day Technical and Vocational Educational and Training conference on Monday, 2 May at the Westin Hotel.

The TVET event will highlight the importance of developing fully accredited competency- based training and certification for a wide range of skilled workers as part of the process of up-scaling the labour force in the Cayman Islands, says a Government press release.

Assistant Director of Employment Relations Jennifer Smith explained: ‘There are many experienced and marketable people in the workforce who don’t have any accredited certification for their skills. We aim to move towards standardising a national system of competency and work-based training, in line with the developing TVET operating model for Caricom which would be accepted, not just in Cayman but across the entire Caricom region and globally.’

Local and guest speakers from the National Training Agency (Trinidad and Tobago) and the National Council of Technical and Vocational Educational Training in Jamaica will make presentations addressing the labour market situation. Topics will include developing and introducing a national system of competency-based training; strategies for non-traditional assessment; developing labour market information and its implication for TVET; and training as it is addressed in the new Education and Training Law for Cayman.

‘The conference aims to attract people across all sectors and industries who are interested in the development of a recognised quality workforce,’ said Mrs. Smith.

To register, email the Department of Employment Relations at [email protected] or by call 945-3114 or 916-8660. The all-day conference runs from 8.30am until 4.30pm with lunch and refreshments provided.

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