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Enhanced Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Framework for Certification in Antigua and Barbuda

Origin of funding: ONAO | Start Date-End Date: Sep 2023-ongoing

Antigua and Barbuda’s economy is predominantly service-based, with tourism being the primary driver. Men dominate the labour force, earning more and participating at higher rates than women. Youth unemployment is a big issue that has intensified because of the pandemic. The pandemic disproportionately impacted the young, women, and informal workers. 

Antigua and Barbuda

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) believes that TVET is vital to attaining inclusive economic growth, social justice, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation and vulnerability reduction, and the development of a resilient nation. Despite gains in this area, TVET programs are gender biased due to norms, attitudes, and prejudices that have a negative impact on study, career, and life choices. 

Against this background, CEI has been tasked with conducting a labour market and skills evaluation to identify and prioritize initiatives that would better align the TVET system with future labour demands while also improving labour market efficiency and inclusion. This work is ongoing, and updates will be released shortly.

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Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2RY, UK

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