The Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (MTEST) has embarked on a new initiative, www.skillstnt.com, managed by the National Training Agency (NTA).
The NTA operates under the umbrella of the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training and is the central coordinating body responsible for planning, coordinating and administering the national training system for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in support of the nationís workforce development.
Anyone with internet access in need of a plumber, electrician, auto mechanic or any technical and vocational professional will be able to log on to www.skillstnt.com and conduct online research to find, compare and contract service providers rated as dependable by other users. The database includes service providers who were awarded Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualifications (TTNVQs) or Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs).
The skills bank assists the general consumer reducing the guesswork and word-of-mouth recommendations required when hiring, as it allows consumers to base their selections on feedback from a wider cross section of persons. The website also gives customers the opportunity to report their experiences with providers and post good reviews or express their dissatisfaction. This feedback could include the type of work done, associated costs, level of professionalism, timeliness or general feedback.
For further information, please contact the National Training Agency at www.ntatt.org, 672-7107/8 or 672-9942 or log on to www.skillstnt.com.