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The Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training
Knowledge management in vocational training to contribute to the creation of decent and productive work in Latin America and the Caribbean in accordance with the ILO Decent Work Agenda.

Antigua and Barbuda
The official Web site of the government of Antigua & Barbuda.

Aruba
Information about the Aruba educational system can be found on Aruba's Web site, along with a brief description of career and technical education opportunities at various levels of the system.

Barbados
The Ministry of Education is the government agency responsible for the formulation of educational, youth and sports policies and the administration and regulation of education, youth and sports programmes. Included in the education system are three tertiary-level institutions, UWI Cave Hill, Barbados Community College and Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic—SJPP, and Erdiston College, a teachers' training school.

Belize
The Ministry of Education's Web site can be found here.

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Cayman Islands
Learn more about the education system in the Cayman Islands from their Ministry of Education Web site.

Costa Rica
Learn more about the education system in Costa Rica from their Ministry of Public Education Web site.

Cuba
According to the International Association of Universities, World Higher Education Database, at the end of basic education, pupils can choose between pre-university education and technical and professional education. Those who complete pre-university are awarded the Bachillerato. Technical training leads to two levels of qualification—skilled worker and middle-level technician. Successful completion of this cycle gives access to the technological institutes.

For more information, visit the International Association of Universities and choose Cuba from the Higher Education Systems database.

Dominican Republic
Technical/vocational institutions are open to holders of the Bachillerato and lead after three months' to three years' study to the qualifications of Grado de Técnico or Grado Asociado in Hotel Management, Computer Sciences, Agriculture/Forestry. For more information, visit the International Association of Universities and choose Dominican Republic from the Higher Education Systems database.

El Salvador
At the secondary level, students have an option to go for a three-year technical bachelor's degree. For more information, visit the Ministerio de Educación's Web site.

Grenada
The government of Grenada's Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Web page is located here. Postsecondary institutions include T.A. Marryshow Community College, Grenada National College, Technical and Vocational Institute, the Teacher Training College and the Institute for Further Education. St. George's University Medical School, a private U.S. institution founded in 1977, provides medical training for students from other countries, the majority from the U.S.

Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe is a department of France. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, education is compulsory from age 6 to 16. In addition to the five-year primary schools, there are lycées and collèges (upper and lower secondary schools, respectively), as well as a teacher-training college, a school of humanities, a law and economics school, a school of medicine and a school of science at Pointe-à-Pitre are part of the University of the Antilles and Guiana.

Haiti
The Institut National de Formation Professionnelle (The National Vocational Training Institute) is the only one authorized to coordinate and regulate the vocational training system in Haiti.

Jamaica
As a developing nation, Jamaica continues to have economic challenges within all aspects of society. Education For All (EFA), an international program that strives to bring education to every citizen in every society, is a concept that Jamaica has tried to embrace for more than two decades. A top priority for the 21st century is to raise the quality of education for every citizen, which could lead to societal growth and knowledge. A recent effort has been the focus on information technology, which is seen to be a chance for the country to change its economic prospects.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The technical vocational education curriculum in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an integration of conservative liberal arts design, educations technology design, vocation design, social reconstruction design and de-schooling design. Technical vocational education is offered to students from grades 7 to 8, as well as grades 10 to 11, at traditional five-year secondary schools. New efforts to put these programs into the primary schools (grades 1-6), are currently being enacted. With this new program, it is hoped that the students will experience learning reinforcements, which will contribute to personal development and technological understanding.

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