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CXC to conduct region-wide training for teachers for CAPE’s Green Engineering Subject


Posted in: Regional News | 29 March 2018 | 916

    Wigton Wind Farm (Photo via Jamaica Gleaner)
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    Wigton Wind Farm (Photo via Jamaica Gleaner)

    Kingston, JAMAICA – In efforts to build the Caribbean’s capacity in the delivery of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)’s Green Engineering Syllabus, CXCwill be hosting a three day boot camp in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    The boot camp which scheduled for the April 4-6, 2018 will see participants from thirteen CARICOM Member States and Associate Members. The main objective of the boot camp is to familiarise teachers with the resources that have been recently created to support the implementation of the CAPE Green Engineering Syllabus.

    Earlier this year educators from six Caribbean territories; Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago met in Kingston, Jamaica to develop a range of digital resources at a three day capacity-building workshop that was intended to improve their delivery of CAPE Green Engineering syllabus across the region.

    CXC is a member of the Capacity Building and Research Thematic Working Group (TWG) of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Platform, and has been able to benefit from the ongoing technical assistance that is being provided GIZ Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Programme.

    The GIZ REETA programme provides technical assistance to the CARICOM Secretariat and is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.  The Programme specifically supports the implementation of the Work Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat’s Energy Unit.

    Further, the upcoming capacity-building project also directly involves the Organisation of American States (OAS) as part of the organisation’s sustainable energy sector programme.

    When the boot camp is completed, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of the syllabus; demonstrate an understanding of how to implement resources in the teaching and learning process and use a range of resources to support diverse assessment strategies.

    They will also have the chance to visit one of the Caribbean’s leading Renewable Energy Laboratories -Wigton Wind Farm – where they will get hands on information on the different technologies used in the sector.

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