The UNESCO reps indicated that their recent trip to the Federation is to evaluate organizations that fall under the TVET policy worldwide, while St. Kitts and Nevis has been selected as the country that would be evaluated in the region.
“We were able to learn a lot during this mission,” said Associate Evaluation Specialist Ekaterina Sediakina, adding, “We see that the development of this policy was a very big achievement. However, now comes the implementation, which is the challenging part.”
“We did see that overall everybody was quite happy with UNESCO’s intervention and that they found it to be very helpful and useful, as it is a good blueprint for the way forward for the TVET system,” he stated.
Senior Consultant/Managing Partner Bert-Jan Buiskool explained that it is essential that the policy be continuously reviewed and updated.
“I think that it’s important to have, first of all a good analysis of the situation, that is, what’s going on in TVET given the importance of TVET and the importance for society to train people for the new skills needed for the labour market and to progress as an economy,” he explained.
Just recently, there were several missions to conduct the policy review, which, according to the team, was actually stocktaking of the TVET system, the policies in place, the persons involved and the mechanisms used.