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Hutton, Disraeli M.
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Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Caribbean: Pitfalls, Successes and Challenges.
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UWI/UNESCO Caribbean Conference on TVET
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March 7-9, 2012
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Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica
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http:; www.soeconferences.com/sites/default/files/PB5%20TVET%20in%20the%20Caribbean-Review%20of%20the%20Regional%20Strategy%20%3D%20Hutton.pdf
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Abstract
The paper explores the pitfalls, challenges and successes of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) intervention, which was promoted by the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM) as a central strategy to strengthen the human resource capabilities of member states. The regional approach was anchored by a robust framework outlined in the 1991 CARICOM TVET strategy document. The paper discusses the factors which allowed countries such as such Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to make recognizable progress in the implementation of TVET while others were hampered in their efforts. Further, the paper analyzes some of the strategies employed by countries including Singapore, India, China, and Brazil to successfully implement TVET. Finally, the paper advances a number of approaches CARICOM must employ in order to make TVET a driving force in the development of the human resources of all member states for economic growth and prosperity. These include, but not limited to, the establishing a policy framework which is mindful of the context of each individual states; sharing of best practices based on the successes gained by member states and external entities; and adopting a networking system within and across member states to discuss and share idea on the implementation of TVET.....
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