Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Face to Face (F2F) Classes commenced on November 15, 2021.
Classes are underway at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC) Provo Campus from Monday to Thursday over the next 12 weeks or the equivalent of 48 training hours.
According to the Ministry of Education, this intervention is a theoretical gap training exercise designed to remedy the competence difference between what CVQ occupational standard expects and what the participant currently has.
Instructors for the programme are experienced TVET practitioners recruited from Clement Howell High School and Louise Garland Thomas High School CVQ Programme.
For now, the focus is on the following areas – Skill, Food and Beverage (Bartending) - Level 2; Electrical Installation - level 1; Commercial Food Preparation - level 1; and Customer Service - level 1.
The Ministry of Education noted that based on surveys conducted within the groups, some participants opted to prepare independently, stating that those individuals will be sent their course material for them to do so.
“They however, will have the option at any time to join the F2F sessions for any additional support required,” the ministry said.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Education pointed out that approximately 66 participants will sit a “one shot” Challenge Test in February 2022.
“Upon passing this exam, they will be deemed certified in their respective areas. Plans are underway, for the next cohort, stay tuned for more,” the ministry said.