November 7th, 2019
Related To: MIC Institute of Technology
The MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT) has once again successfully trained and graduated nationals from yet another Caribbean neighbour, this time from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Speaking at the graduation ceremony on October 30, 2019, at MIC-IT’s Head Office in Macoya, Professor Clément Imbert, MIC-IT Chairman, said that MIC-IT was proud and honoured to partner with the SVG’s Ministry of Education for the delivery of this new and exciting Train-the-Trainer Skills Training Programme.
Having conducted a Training Needs Analysis in 2018, in the areas of General Construction, Hospitality, Welding, Electrical and Plumbing, MIC-IT formulated a strategic training plan to assist in developing their current skillset and knowledge to achieve Level 3 based on Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) Standards. This proposal was approved and subsequently, 16 technical vocational teachers/instructors were awarded scholarships by the SVG Government.
Training commenced on May 1, 2019 and consisted of three main parts: Instructor Coaching – where they shadowed an MIC-IT instructor for a period of time according to their skill area; Train-the-Trainer Skills training, the practical aspect where they refined their hands-on skills in their respective skill area and Performance Assessment. For the first time in MIC-IT’s history, external training was facilitated at four different Technology Centres simultaneously. These included MIC-IT’s Macoya Workforce Development Centre (MWDC) and Technology Centres at O’Meara, Penal and Diego Martin.
Joseph Green, Project Coordinator for the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Development Project at the Ministry of Education, SVG, said that the government of SVG pays great attention to TVET Education. “Having recently upgraded all our Technical Institutes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it was time that we upgraded our TVET personnel. We know the training received here at MIC-IT will further help to develop our TVET sector”.
Valedictorian Danielle Connelle said she and her colleagues had one goal in mind, “To gain the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude, to improve the quality of training, we as Instructors, deliver to students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.” She further added that, “While it was hard being away from our families, we kept remembering that the sacrifice was temporary and it is a small price to pay for skills training of a world-class standard. Coming to MIC-IT was one of the most fulfilling decisions we ever made”. MIC-IT CEO, Anil Ramnarine congratulated the SVG graduates and paid special tribute to the dedicated, efficient, and hardworking MIC-IT Instructors for making the programme a success.
(Back) Proud graduates from St. Vincent and the Grenadines pose with (Front L-R) MIC-IT CEO, Anil Ramnarine; MIC-IT GM (Ag) Training, Nathan Langaigne; Senior Projects Officer, Ministry of Education (SVG), Joseph Green; Senior Education Officer – TVET, Ministry of Education (SVG), Endall Johnson; MIC-IT Chairman, Professor Clément Imbert and MIC-IT Board Member, Winston Boodoo.
Proud St. Vincent and the Grenadines Technical Instructors graduate with Train-The-Trainer Skills Training Level 3 MIC-IT Certificates.
MIC-IT Training Instructors receive high praise. At right, is Chris Mitchell, SVG Training Programme Coordinator.