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SCS supports Collaboration and Professional Development on Vocational Training among the SSS-Islands

The Caribbean Vocational Trade Schools network (CVET) aims to promote closer collaboration between Saba, St Maarten, St Eustatius and the region. The steering committee of Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten organizes conferences to share knowledge with educators throughout the Caribbean. The first conference was held on St Maarten in 2016, the second conference on Saba in 2018.

This year the conference will be held on the island of St Eustatius on November 28th. -29th. 2019. The purpose of the conference is to exchange best practices and to promote professional development via job shadowing/ exchange. Hence, the committee selected three occupational standards for which educators can submit a funding request:
• Early Childhood Development
• General Construction
• Hospitality

The aim of this educational collaboration is to strengthen each other in the various areas of professional fields by exchanging knowledge, experience and broadened the educational network.
During the conference, it is expected that the participating groups that would work together and display their findings based on the experiences. Most of the preparatory work will take place online.

Those selected and(who fit the entry requirements) will be provided airfare, accommodation, per diem and experience in the specific professional field. The selection of the 3 groups will be done by the steering committee. The committee is requesting that educational professionals who work in education to submit a letter outlining their motivation with regards to the field of their choice.

The entry requirements can be requested via email (ahermans@learningsaba.com). Applications must be submitted before June 23, 2019.

If you would like more information, please contact one of the following steering committee members:
Mr. Anton Hermans       ahermans@learningsaba.com
Mr. Wim de Visser         wim.devisser@svobe.org
Mrs. Saskia Kliphuis       Saskia.Kliphuis@svobe.org
Mrs. Rosalie Edelstein    redelstein@gvpschool.com
Ms. Angela Dekker         sarsapilla5@gmail.com

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