The Research Planning and Development Department conducts research that generates socio-economic data relevant to its various stakeholders’ specific and current needs. The primary product of the department is Labour Market Information.
Labour Market Information captures both demand and supply-side labour market information that informs and guides TVET-related strategic planning and decision making. This information aids in the identification of skills required by employers, job vacancies and emerging labour trends.
Demand-side data is gathered from industry and employers, while supply-side data is collected through training providers, the secondary school system and university/tertiary level graduates. This type of information can be used in the development of occupational standards and to create demand-driven TVET programmes, which would produce the graduates required by industry, thereby resulting in the improved matching of labour supply and demand.
As part of the National Training Agency’s strategic focus on strengthening the National TVET sector, the research department also undertakes general research on TVET trends and best practices supporting educational and labour market operations. It is anticipated that such research would assist in developing a responsive and resilient TVET sector.
Research Planning and Development Products: The Users
Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities – CANTA
Domestic and Regional Government Agencies
Private and Public Companies
Employers’ Representative Organisations, e.g., Chambers of Commerce, ECA, HRMATT, etc.
Internal NTA stakeholders
- National Tracer Study of Participants in Skills Training (2022)
- Click here to access downloadable Labour Market Reports/Skills Foresight Assessments and TVET Research Reports
- Click here to view the Research Planning and Development’s TVET Research Reports: Labour Market Supply Side Data (Last refreshed September 2022 with data received from TVET providers on programme details, enrolment and graduation output for the period 2018 to 2020
- A Review of TVET Provider’s Readiness for Online Blended Learning
- National TVET Perception Report (2020)
- National Training Needs Assessment for TVET Instructors