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Policymakers, educators gather at conference in Mobay

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 6:57 PM

Approximately 300 policymakers and educators from more than 10 countries are on the island to examine the contribution of specialised education to development.

In particular, the group is here to discuss the contribution of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to national and regional development.

The three-day international conference on TVET and STEM in the Caribbean will be opened on Wednesday by Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites at the Hilton Rosehall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St James.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona School of Education, the UNESCO Kingston cluster office for the Caribbean, the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA), the HEART Trust/NTA and the University of Technology Jamaica.