Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training - TVET Guyana

Institución constituyente


The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is required to do among other things,

  • develop and initiate the implementation of policies; 
  • establish standards to meet national, regional and international requirements; 
  • further develop the national system of performance testing and certification;
  • undertake curriculum development with the use of the Competency Based Modularized methodology; 
  • conduct research on TVET; 
  • implement quality control mechanisms; 
  • and monitor the performance of both formal and non-formal Post-Secondary TVET Systems. 

The functions of the Council for TVET are articulated in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act of 2004.



To ensure a Competent Labour Force to meet the changing demands of global competitiveness.



The mission of the Council for TVET is instructive in terms of the performance of the system nationally. It states as follows:

  • The work force preparation in Guyana is committed to ensure that Business and Industry are provided at all levels of occupational standards with workers who are competent to provide a high quality of products and services as demanded by global competitiveness.


  • Advise the Minister on the measures required to ensure a  comprehensive system of technical and vocational education 
    and  training that is suited to the development needs of Guyana;
  • Establish, develop and monitor schemes for the training of craftsmen, technicians and engineers needed to sustain and  enhance economic growth;                                 
  • Develop a national system of Competency  Based Modularized Training and initiate its implementation;        
  • Expand the scope of industrial training in industry;    
  • Monitor and evaluate the delivery of all TVET programmes;
  • Implement a National System of Testing and Certification; and
  • Implement and maintain standards for the delivery of TVET.