Browsing Skills & Trades by Author "TVET Unit: Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development of St. Lucia"
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- ItemOpen AccessCommercial Food Preparation: Local Cuisine(2016-09) TVET Unit: Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development of St. LuciaEmployers in Saint Lucia and the region continue to lament that employees lack the skills to operate productively and efficiently at the workplace. The local cuisine of a country is one of its unique selling points (USP) which sets it apart from other places and attracts visitors. As a country whose economy depends heavily on tourism, it is imperative that visitors continue to sample the appetizing foods that Saint Lucia has been known to create, both those that they may be familiar with in their home country and those that are unfamiliar. In that regard, a course in Commercial Food Preparation with an emphasis on preparing delicacies using local produce and variation in preparing imported produce will equip hospitality workers with the skills, knowledge and competencies of how to prepare our local produce and other produce using our signature methods and techniques as well as cater to the pallet of people of different cultures. This is likely to foster longevity of the local cuisine and maintain a particular standard of preparing foods. Moreover, since the course can be taken by any nationality, it will be a medium to market the local cuisine internationally. Most importantly, it is hoped that the emphasis on local cuisine will encourage practicing and up-coming food preparation personnel to develop even more creative ways of preparing our local produce.
- ItemOpen AccessGarment Production(2016-09) TVET Unit: Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development of St. LuciaAbstract: Garment production is an area of skill under high demand. Saint Lucia is known for its artistry in costume making for carnival and creative garment designs for the event ‘Hot Couture’. Garment production is a viable field because clothing is a commodity that is needed by everyone year round. However, there is need for fashion designers to be more innovative in their designs. A course in garment production has the potential to foster designers’ creativity by augmenting designs that already exist or crafting new ones. Upcoming designers will be given the opportunity to be trained and certified which are added boosts to their competencies and chances for employment and entrepreneurship.
- ItemOpen AccessVisual Arts: An Introductory Course(2016-09) TVET Unit: Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development of St. LuciaThis course is designed to give persons interested in art and design, a foundation in basic principles, knowledge of materials and technical skills.