Approximately 40 technical and vocational educators and industry experts representing various economic sectors will receive training and certification as assessors in competency based education and training (CBET) in two groups over a ten -day period.
The training sessions which began on Monday is organised by the National Training Agency under its OECS (Grenada) Skills for Inclusive Growth Project which is funded by the Government of Grenada and the World Bank.
The latest round of Assessor training will move the number of Assessors trained under the project to 82 against the end-of-project target of 60.
The sessions which will be conducted by members of the TVET Council of Barbados and will be held at the Player’s Conference Room Level Three of the National Stadium.
During the training participants will plan, conduct and review assessments.
In addition, follow-up weekly sessions will take place in July to develop assessment instruments and tools.
Upon completion of the training, participants will be certified as assessors.
These trained assessors will be able to assess the competencies of learners, and members of the workforce based on occupational standards.
Some of the occupational areas targeted are automotive repairs, air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, welding, electrical installation, sound engineering, early childhood, customer service, accounting, events management, information technology/computer repairs, and plumbing.