UNESCO ap­proves fund­ing to de­velop a guid­ing frame­work for TVET in Saint Lu­cia

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Saint Lu­cia Na­tional Com­mis­sion for UNESCO is de­lighted to present USD 26,000.00 to the Gov­ern­ment and Peo­ple of Saint Lu­cia on be­half of the TVET Unit/TVET Coun­cil of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment and Labour, to fund their Tech­ni­cal and Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (TVET) Pol­icy De­vel­op­ment. The project is aimed at de­vel­op­ing a guid­ing frame­work for TVET in Saint Lu­cia.

Fund­ing for this project (USD26,000.000), has been se­cured un­der the UNESCO Par­tic­i­pa­tion Pro­gramme re­quest, 2014-2015 bi­en­nium, and is in keep­ing with UNESCO’s 2014-2021 Strate­gic Pri­or­ity of “re­spond­ing to the ris­ing de­mand for TVET poli­cies and pro­grammes – caused by glob­al­iza­tion, tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances, de­mo­graphic pres­sures, so­cial in­equal­i­ties and the quest for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment – that re­spond to labour mar­ket de­mands, support youth tran­si­tions be­tween ed­u­ca­tion and the world of work, and pro­mote poverty re­duc­tion, so­cial in­clu­sion and gen­der equal­ity”.

The of­fi­cial pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony took place at the of­fice of the Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment and Labour on Tues­day 25th Novem­ber.

The Na­tional Com­mis­sion is pleased to con­trib­ute to th­ese de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives that help to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment con­ducive to poverty alle­vi­a­tion which, by cap­i­tal­is­ing on the skills and ca­pac­i­ties of the poor them­selves, are aimed at help­ing them to de­vise their own strate­gies to rise out of poverty. As such, the Com­mis­sion is ex­cited about the im­pact of this, and other such de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes and projects, on the peo­ple of Saint Lu­cia.

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