WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT CENTRE (WAC)

Workforce Assessment Centre (WAC)

OVERVIEW:
The Workforce Assessment Centre (WAC) at the MIC Institute of Technology (MIC) is responsible for dispensing the assessment for the following skills:

  • Carpentry
  • Data Operations
  • Electrical
  • Gypsum
  • Hospitality
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

GENERAL PROGRAMME OVERVIEW:

1. Assess the skill level of candidates, identify, diagnose and address problems they may be experiencing.
2. Give uncertified individuals the opportunity to become certified and thus increase their confidence, level of professionalism and chances for advancement within their community, locally and regionally through certification.
3. Assure the capacity and competency of the skilled workforce and thus increase the public’s confidence in such.
4. Provide advice and opportunities for retraining.
5. Provide opportunities for networking
6. Mobilize skilled workers within the community to become certified and gain employment.

This assessment covers the scope of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Level II and upon successful completion of both the practical and theoretical aspects, candidates would either receive full certification or a unit award based on their competence. These assessments aim to test the candidate’s adherence to their day to day proficiencies, as well as their knowledge in safety protocols, maintenance tasks and repairs specific to their occupational areas.

COURSE DURATION:
The Workforce Assessment Programme is not so much a “course”, but rather an assessment. Therefore there is no stipulated duration for its components but simply a requirement that the candidate attend all three phases of the assessment, which includes the Theory, Practical and External Verification in order to qualify for certification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed application form
  • Attached copies of ID and Electronic Birth Certificate
  • Experience with the skill to be assessed

CERTIFICATION:
Certificates are awarded by the National Training Agency (NTA) and will reflect the competency of the candidate in the skill area for which they have chosen to be assessed in and are awarded as either Full CVQ or UNITS. This is pending the successful completion of all aspects of the assessment process (outlined in the first section).

 

BRIDGING THE GAP

OVERVIEW:
Under the WAC programme some candidates were unable to achieve their full certification due to incomplete modules. MIC has therefore created an opportunity by introducing the Bridging the Gap Program which assists candidates to complete their modules.

  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Installation
  • Masonry
  • Welding

COURSE DURATION: SIX (6) MONTHS

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Completed application form
  • Attached copies of ID and Electronic Birth Certificate
  • Experience with the skill to be assessed

CERTIFICATION:
Upon completion candidates are required to be re-assessed by Workforce Assessors in order to obtain certification by the National Training Agency (NTA) where they would be awarded Full CVQ or UNITS.