WSBCC in Full Swing!

04/29/2022 03:30 PM
WorldSkills Barbados News
The newly appointed members of the WorldSkills Barbados Champions Committee for the term 2022 – 2024, from left: Danny Mayers, Crystal-Anne Miller, Kristina Patrick, Rukiya Clarke, Shaquani Hunte, Peabo Sampson, Shae White and Keanndra Marshall.

The inaugural WorldSkills Barbados Champions Committee (WSBCC) is in full swing following its official launch on Friday, April 8th, 2022!

The Committee is comprised of eight (8) WorldSkills Barbados (WSB) champions, those are persons who previously competed at the finals of either the WorldSkills Barbados or WorldSkills Barbados Juniors (WSBJ) competitions, and Barbados’ representative at the International TVET Youth Forum which was held during WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

The newly appointed members of the WSBCC for the term 2022 – 2024 are: Rukiya Clarke, Shaquani Hunte, Keanndra Marshall, Danny Mayers, Crystal-Anne Miller, Kristina Patrick, Peabo Sampson and Shae White.

During the launch, which took place at the Jean and Norma Holder Hospitality Institute, Executive Director of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, Henderson Eastmond, emphasized the importance of each committee member in enforcing the TVET movement and assisting young people.

He stated: “The discipline of TVET, and the TVET system in general, is about preparing individuals for the world of work. It’s about equipping learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies to fulfill work roles to the standards expected by employers and business. The youth, therefore, as some of the key beneficiaries and recipients of the TVET system have a vested interest in making sure the quality meets their needs. Their voices must be heard…our WSBCC members are here to help make that happen."

The WSBCC will further seek to engage WorldSkills Barbados Champions and TVET students in a national professional network. The Committee members will act as a link between WorldSkills Barbados, WSB Champions, current and future students and TVET stakeholders.

The eight members will be responsible for engaging specific TVET stakeholders including:

  1. Public post-secondary and tertiary institutions
  2. Private post-secondary and tertiary institutions
  3. Public and private secondary schools

Along with advocating for young people and engaging TVET stakeholders, the Committee members will continue to participate in forums and conferences to hone their skills to effectively represent the talented and dedicated community of WorldSkills Barbados Champions.

To learn more about the WorldSkills Barbados Champions Committee, please visit: https://www.worldskillsbarbados.org.bb/CC/