The Upper Corentyne Industrial Training Centre seeks to provide Technical and Vocational Education and Training for youths and adults to enable them to contribute to the economic development of the nation.
To be a Training Centre where all Staff and Learners work together in harmony to develop skills to their maximum potential for gainful employment.
Acquire Skills through Training
The Upper Corentyne Industrial Training Centre was established as a result of a felt need between the Government of Guyana and the communities of Upper Corentyne area.
The aim being to provide Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to youths 15 years and over and adults to enable them to contribute to the economic Development of Guyana.
The Construction work commenced on the 2nd September 2003 and work was completed as scheduled on 3rd August 2004. The Centre was commissioned on the 24th June 2006 by His Excellency- President Bharrat Jagdeo.
Aims and Objectives
- To provide Level 1 competencies to Learners (15) years and over in a variety of Technical Vocational Education and Training disciplines to meet the needs of the community and nation.
- To develop and deliver special courses in keeping with the needs of the industry and commerce.
- To train persons in specific disciplines to facilitate self employment
- To equip Learners with specialized competencies for further education and training
The Centre offers short courses on requests from Government Ministries, Public and Private Organisations. These courses are funded by the particular organizations requesting same and the students are accredited by the Centre.
List of Courses
Level 1 Competency Based Education Training Courses
Motor Vehicle Repairs (Cars and light Trucks)
Metal Work Engineering
Craft Courses (Traditional)
Agricultural Machinery and Repairs
Workshops and Classrooms are available to all students for private study and practice. These facilities are made available as determined by the Centre’s administration. The Resource Centre is opened from 8:00 hours to 16:00 hours, Mondays –Fridays. Available texts are in excess of two thousand (2000) volumes. There is also a wide variety of journals, periodicals and magazines. Internet and computer access are available. Photocopying and printing services are also offered.
Applicants must be at least fifteen (15) years old to attend fulltime courses and eighteen (18) years and older to attend Evening courses.
For CBET and all other Courses, applicants must have successfully completed the Secondary Competency Certificate Programme Part 1 Certificate, or have a sound foundation in general education up to the Grade 10 i.e. 4th form.
Persons who do not possess the SCCP Part 1 Certificate must sit the Centre’s Entrance Examination.
Competency Based Education Training (CBET)
This is an educational system that emphasizes the specifications, learning and demonstrations of those competencies (knowledge, skills, behaviours) that are of central importance to a given task, activity or career.
CBET is a modern strategy used for the delivery of training internationally. It provides for students/trainees to:
know what they have to learn in advance.
Know how they will be assessed;
Be the focus of the learning experiences.
Appreciate that both theoretical knowledge and practical skills are valued.
Progress at their own pace.
Recognize learning as an individual experience.
Know how well they are doing at all times.
Each trainee will be required to satisfy the following conditions before he/she is considered for graduation. To achieve;
- At least a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of the possible attendance for the Academic Year.
- Trainees must complete all mandatory competencies and electives as stipulated in their Occupational Standards.
Work attachment is an integral part of the Centre’s curricula and as such, all trainees are required to complete a six/seven weeks of work attachment in industry/commerce as a requirement to be awarded Certification - National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).
All students are required to pay an annual registration fee for contingency purposes and Trainees’ Society membership. This fee is payable at the time of enrollment.
Students are involved in indoor games and competitive sports, including volleyball, cricket, football and athletics.
The Trainees’ Society is responsible for the affairs of the student body and makes suggestions/recommendations to the administration on issues of concern.
Address: Upper Corentyne Industrial Training Centre # 79 Village,
Telephone #: General Office, 592-3392218