InnovATE convened a workshop on Opportunities for an International Teacher Certificate Program in Agricultural TVET in Central America at EARTH University in Costa Rica in April 2017. Forty-two representatives from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and the United States participated. They included ATVET teachers and directors, policy makers from the Ministries of Education and Agriculture, industry, as well as support ATVET organizations such as donors, implementer’s, and consultants.
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the hypothesis that a regional certificate program designed cooperatively by TVET authorities in the region could offer a quality, uniform curriculum that teaches the best in vocational education pedagogy. A main objective for the event was to determine if such a regional certification program is attractive ATVET stakeholders in the region.
Workshops participants agreed that there is a need for regional continuing professional education for ATVET teachers. There are plans to work with the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordination (CECC) of the Central American Integration System (SICA) to continue efforts to make a regional certification program a reality.
Read the full trip report here!