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  • The second staging of the National TVET Quality Awards for Secondary Schools will be held on Friday, March 28.
  • The National TVET Quality Awards was implemented to promote Technical and Vocational Education at the secondary level.
  • Students and teachers from more than 25 secondary schools across the island will vie for the top awards.

The second staging of the National Technical, Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Quality Awards for Secondary Schools will be held on Friday, March 28 at the Karl Hendricks Auditorium at Jamaica College.

The National TVET Quality Awards was implemented as a part of the mission of the Technical Vocational Unit to promote Technical and Vocational Education at the secondary level.

It is specially aimed at encouraging creativity and highlighting achievement among teachers and students.

According to Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Dr. Grace McLean, “the aim of the award is to recognise students, teachers and schools that have demonstrated sustained trends of excellence in TVET throughout the year”.

Students and teachers from more than 25 secondary schools across the island will vie for the top awards in the categories of: Most Innovative Project; Best TVET Student; Best TVET Teacher; and the Best Kept TVET Laboratory.

The Technical Vocational Unit ensures that the National TVET programmes offer students the skills, knowledge, attitudes, habits and values that are in demand in the society, and which will contribute to the nation’s productivity goals.

The unit monitors the Technical and Vocational programme in schools in: agriculture, business education, home economics, industrial education, and visual arts.

In addition the unit helps to supervise the Technical and Vocational Work Experience Programme, Career Advancement Programme (CAP), Technical and Vocational and Education Training (TVET), and the Rationalisation in Secondary Schools Project.

Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites will be the guest speaker at the event, which is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m.