CCCJ’s Green TVET Initiative (E/SI)

April 25, 2023 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stream: Transforming Leadership and Governance
Location: 520 ABC

Sustainability is a philosophy that has organically propelled the mission of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica’s mission: Responding to today’s challenges, creating tomorrow’s opportunity by promoting intellectual discovery, entrepreneurial skills, social and ethical awareness and economic opportunities for all through education that transforms lives, builds communities and improves society locally and internationally.

Consequently, the sustainability of TVET or Greening of TVET is important to the realization of CCCJ’s

vision: A dynamic institution that is the epitome of high educational standards, while advancing the work of community colleges, developing the Jamaican workforce and promoting the benefits of obtaining a Community College education. Therefore TVET continues to play a significant role in employment and lifelong learning. In support, UNESCO-UNEVOC has consistently posited that technical vocational education and training (TVET) is the vehicle to sustainable economic development.

Green Technical Vocational Education and Training requires the reshaping and reorientation of the current TVET practices to achieve sustainability. This presentation will examine some of the CCCJ’s Green TVET Initiative:

* Professional development and coaching for the upskilling and retooling of our human capital.

* Research of the new knowledge and resources for the Green TVET.

* Innovative practices to facilitate new skills and new jobs.

Donna Powell Wilson, Executive Director, The Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica