CARICOM Education for Employment (C-EFE) CAR-03
The CARICOM Education for Employment Program (C-EFE) was funded by the Government of Canada and managed by Colleges and Institutes Canada. The purpose of this program was to support the economic development of the Caribbean region through the strengthening of its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system. This was achieved by building the capacity of local TVET institutions that enables them to attract, train, and graduate citizens with relevant gender and environmentally sensitive TVET skills that respond to labour market needs. Local institutions were able to create new or enhance existing programs focused on providing graduates with employability and entrepreneurship skills. As well, gender equality, governance and environmental sustainability issues were integrated into programs and into TVET leadership and instructor training programs.
CAR-03 institutional partnership with T. A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) in Grenada was part of the C-EFE Program. The goal of this project was the development of a new two-year Associate Degree Program at TAMCC in creative/cultural industries that is reflective of Grenadian / Caribbean culture and heritage, and that provides graduates with employment and self-employment opportunities. The target groups for the new program are high school graduates, persons currently employed in related industries that need to be certified or upgraded, and out of school youth.
- Development of competency standards in this sector
- Development of curriculum materials and lesson plans for the new program
- Development of PLAR tools and other ways to enhance access to the new program
- Leadership and management capacity building
- Competency-based education capacity building of instructors
- Industry linkages and graduate employability and self-employability