GARD Center Accreditation

Discussions on Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) with emphasis placed on the GARD Center becoming accredited as a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) facility were held recently.
The GARD Center also held other meetings with CXC/USAID Second Chance Institutions officials, to start the Focal Certification Programme, involving the CVQ and possibly the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) programs.  The Second Chance Programme will provide youth who have been unable to complete their formal education, with another opportunity or second chance to access educational opportunities tailored especially to them.
By equipping youth with necessary technical skills, portable certification and invaluable experience needed to enter the workforce.  This Programme will build self-esteem and confidence and ultimately improve their lives ensuring that a greater number of young people become active participants in the development of our region.  GARD Center and the Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education (ABICE) are being considered as Second Chance facilities.