The Third International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean

Call for Papers Flyer


EXTENDED to January 31, 2017

The School of Education (SOE), The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica and esteemed Partners are pleased to invite papers and proposals for workshops and presentations  at the Third International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Caribbean, which will be held during May 10 – 12, 2017 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay.  The theme of the Conference is “TVET for Sustainable Regional Development”

The objective of the conference is to create an advocacy platform for integrating sustainable principles in regional TVET policies, practices and programmes. Specifically, the conference will seek to:

    1.     Encourage a participatory approach during research presentations

2.     Foster the implementation of sustainable development lifestyle and practices

3.     Increase awareness and deepen understanding among participants of their inherent responsibilities in accessing through TVET, the benefits of energy conservation, waste management and reduction, risk management and reduction, and prudent resource management

4.     Explore TVET innovations for sustainable creative solutions in the alignment of day-to-day operations with sustainable practices

5.     Facilitate hi-tech exposition by partners in industry & commerce 

6.     Facilitate policy development which focuses on modernized TVET skills and involvement.


Paper Details

We invite papers on topics aligned to the above areas which address best practices in TVET. Authors are required to submit an abstract not exceeding 300 words on or before January 31, 2017 to for selection. Upon notification of selection, authors are required to submit their full paper which does not exceed 25 pages.  In addition to the paper, a Power Point Presentation, not exceeding 30 slides will be required.  All papers will be documented in an on-line conference proceeding. Additionally, selected papers will be peer reviewed for publication in a special Issue of a Caribbean peer reviewed Journal.  All authors will be required to surrender copyright privileges to the conference and Journal by signing a copyright waiver form.

Papers selected for publication must follow the format of the American Publication Association (APA) Manual (Latest edition).  The articles should be double-spaced, inclusive of tables, figures and reference page(s) but not exceeding twenty five (25) pages, using MS Word, 12 point "Times New Roman" font. An abstract of approximately 200 words, single spaced, is required at the beginning of the paper. Papers should not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. 

All abstracts, papers and Power Point Presentations should be sent electronically to or any of the other email addresses listed below.  For each article submitted, the author’s name, address, e-mail address and the title of the article should appear on a separate page to ensure anonymity in the peer review process.  Authors will be notified about the status of their paper(s) as soon as the peer review process is completed.


Registration Form (On-Line)

Contact Details

UWI Courtyard

Ms. Sonia Roberts  (  or

Ms. Allison Montgomery (

The School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Education

University of the West Indies

Mona, Kingston 7,  Jamaica W.I.

Tele: (876) 927-0221

Important Dates

Save the date

 Abstracts:   Dec. 30, 2016

 Acceptance:  Jan. 30, 2017

 Final Papers/Presentations: Mar 30, 2017

Send abstract/papers to: 

Conference Dates: May 10 – 12, 2017

Abstract/Paper/Workshop Proposals Submissions

Kindly submit abstracts, papers and workshop proposals to:

Conference Venue

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica 



Travelling by air to Jamaica?

You should make arrangements to arrive at the Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ) located in Montego Bay.  This is the closest airport to the conference site.  All other airports are at considerable distance from which you will incur considerable ground transportation time and cost to the conference hotel.

The Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ), also called the Montego Bay Jamaica Airport, is truly the gateway to Jamaica for tourists.

With well over three million passengers a year, this is the most popular airport in Jamaica.

Located in Montego Bay, The Donald Sangster International Airport is only an hour’s drive to Negril and ninety minutes to Ocho Rios. 

More information on this airport can be located at: 


The University of the West Indies (UWI)

Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Jamaica

United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 

British Council

Heart Trust/NTA - Jamaica

The University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica