Saba hosts second vocational and trade school conference | THE DAILY HERALD


 SABA–The Caribbean Vocational and Trade Schools network C-VET is organizing the second conference about vocational and trade school education. This second conference, which will be held in Saba November 25-26, is the result of the initial conference that was held in St. Maarten in October 2016.

During the conference in St. Maarten, the desire was expressed among educators to continue to meet each other to discuss and improve vocational and trade school education in the Caribbean, especially in the former Netherlands Antilles.

The participants come from St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Curaçao, Bonaire, Barbados, Jamaica, Saba and the Netherlands. The C-VET Steering committee consists of representatives from the Windward Islands.

During next month’s conference the main focus will be the implementation of Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in Statia and Saba and to provide all participants with the necessary information about what is needed to implement CVQs.

Keynote speaker is Adrian Holder from Barbados. In his keynote address titled “Leading Change” he will discuss the change in mindset that is needed to implement this Caribbean qualification.

An informal meet-and-greet will be held on Sunday, November 25, to bring all participants up to speed about what is happening on all the different islands as the participants have to give a pitch about their island and the status of vocational and trade-school education.

On Monday, November 26, participants can choose out of nine different tables to pose questions and receive more information about CVQs, but also about the role of the Caribbean Examination Council, the National Training Agencies, what is needed to implement a CVQ and many more topics.

The C-VET network also focuses on improving the image of vocational education, teacher- and student exchange and offers financial assistance for developing Grade 6 curricula and fieldtrips to vocational and trade schools. For more information or registration one may visit website

Source: The Daily Herald