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CARICOM Skills Certificate Newsletter Info for September 2022

The Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification programme facilitates the free movement of labour by CARICOM Skilled Nationals (CSNs) by allowing CSNs of participating CARICOM nations to move between nations to seek and pursue work opportunities without needing to obtain a work permit. The information below provides insight into the performance of this programme[...]
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CARICOM Skills Certificate Newsletter Info for Quarter Apr – June 2022

The Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification programme facilitates the free movement of labour by CARICOM Skilled Nationals (CSNs) by allowing CSNs of participating CARICOM nations to move between nations to seek and pursue work opportunities without needing to obtain a work permit. The information below provides insight into the performance of this programme[...]
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Short Courses in Tertiary Education

The Barbados Government has been advocating for the further use of short courses by its nationals through entities such as the National Transformation Initiative via their partnership with the world’s largest eLearning platform Coursera. This comes as part of the government’s commitment in Strategy 4 of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme (BERT) to[...]
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CARICOM Skills Certificate Statistics Newsletter June 2022

The Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification programme facilitates the free movement of labour by CARICOM Skilled Nationals (CSNs) by allowing CSNs of participating CARICOM nations to move between nations to seek and pursue work opportunities without needing to obtain a work permit. The information below provides insight into the performance of this programme[...]
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Educational Leadership: What and Why

The impact of educational leadership is far-reaching – from the classrooms of today to the boardrooms of tomorrow’s leaders. The recent COVID-19 health pandemic resulted in the shifting of many schools globally to online learning, dramatically increasing the importance of leadership in education. So, what is educational leadership? Educational leadership has been defined as, “the[...]
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Executive Director Attends BIU’S White Coat Ceremony

I was pleased to participate and give special congratulations to those students attending the Bridgetown International University School of Medicine’s first white coat ceremony. After receipt of a charter, the Bridgetown International University School of Medicine (BIU) submitted its application for registration to the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) in November 2018. Registration signals that an[...]
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CARICOM Skills Certificate Newsletter Info for April 2022

The Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification programme facilitates the free movement of labour by CARICOM Skilled Nationals (CSNs) by allowing CSNs of participating CARICOM nations to move between nations to seek and pursue work opportunities without needing to obtain a work permit. The information below provides insight into the performance of this programme[...]
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CARICOM Skills Certificate Newsletter Info for Quarter

The Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification programme facilitates the free movement of labour by CARICOM Skilled Nationals (CSNs) by allowing CSNs of participating CARICOM nations to move between nations to seek and pursue work opportunities without needing to obtain a work permit. The information below provides insight into the performance of this programme[...]
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BAC by the Numbers

Top 3 Skilled Nationals Categories with the most issuances in 2021. In 2021, the calendar year saw the addition of the Agricultural Worker and Security Guard categories added to the list of accepted categories for CARICOM Skilled Nationals. This brought the total number of categories to 12. The latter half of the year also saw[...]
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From the Desk of the Executive Director

Over the years, the Barbados Accreditation Council has found it challenging to effectively compare foreign qualifications to local awards and local awards to local awards. This is due to a lack of standardized benchmarks for qualifications. Moreover, this limitation extends to skills and awards gained through informal and non-formal learning. However, to address this issue,[...]
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