TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS KEY PLAYERS IN EDUCATION MONTH

Tertiary level education will be a key focus of Education Month 2015.

Acting Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, revealed this at a press conference held at the Elsie Payne Complex to outline the events of the Month, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

HEDU’s Director further alluded to the commitment of almost $12 million, through the Skills For The Future Programme [via the Competency Based Training Fund], to innovative projects that are responding to manufacturing and special skills needed across industry in Barbados.

HEDU’s Director further alluded to the commitment of almost $12 million, through the Skills For The Future Programme (via the Competency Based Training Fund), to innovative projects that are responding to manufacturing and special skills needed across industry in Barbados.

Pointing out that in previous years there had been some involvement by these institutions, Mrs. Best said the Ministry wanted to highlight the role they played, and therefore some very exciting activities had been planned around these. “We are hoping that during the month of October the spotlight would be on all the positive aspects of what we are doing in education,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, Director of the Higher Education Development Unit (HEDU), Dr. Patrick Rowe contended that Barbados Community College (BCC), Erdiston Teachers’ Training College and Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic needed to be highlighted for “some of the things that they are doing that are fairly innovative and responding to the needs of the private sector“.

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