High Schools receive tools for TVET Programmes

Sample of new TVET Tools

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 25, 2013(EMU): Technical and Vocational programmes at schools in St. Kitts are receiving a significant boost following the distribution of equipment to enhance the practical component of the learning experience in two subject areas.

The Ministry of Education firmed up its support for the Woodwork and Agricultural Science subjects in an effort to assist students by providing the tools necessary to bring our educational institutions up to par as they endeavour to meet the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) standard.

This qualification gives students who graduate from such institutions higher qualifications with the associated certification as internationally recognized institutions.

“The Charles E. Mills Secondary and Verchilds High Schools were the initial recipients of tools in the two identified subject areas. This is a step in moving technical and vocational subjects forward through the provision of tools and equipment by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis,” Glenn Edwards, Education Officer responsible for TVET told the Education Media Unit.

He also noted that the Ministry of Education has always looked for ways in which it can help to enhance learning.

Deputy Principal of the Verchilds High School Roger Woodley expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Education and praised the Ministry for taking the initiative to provide the items.

Principal of Charles E. Mills Secondary, Carla Diamond assured us that the equipment will be put to good use, that is, towards the enhancement of the school’s programmes and objectives.

Items donated included hand drills, power drills, mini-cultivators, knapsack sprayers and hoses.

Other tools and equipment are available for students of the other Government High Schools, there will be distributed in the near future.

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