ROLE OF TACs IN VET
1.0. Background Section 8 of the VET Act provides for the establishment of Trade Advisory Committees. The role of these committees is to be the technical arm of the Board.
2.0. Composition TACs are composed of not more than seven members of whom:-
a) One represents the interests of vocational education and training institutions;
b) One is a training specialist appointed by the Board.
c) Two are representatives of employers/ industry.
d) Two are representatives of workers in the industries concerned.
The Board shall appoint one of their members to be the chairman of the TAC
a) Every member of the committee shall, unless he/she sooner resigns or otherwise ceases to hold office,
hold office for a period of three years and may be eligible for re- appointment;
b) Subject to any general or specific directions by the Board and subject further to the provisions of the Act
or any regulations made under it, the committee may regulate its own proceedings.
c) A representative of the Director shall act as the secretary to any committee established under this section.
3.0.Responsibilities and functions TACs are responsible for ensuring that vocational education and training programmes offered are according to the needs and demands of the employment market.
TACs perform the following functions:- a) Advise the Board on the establishment of new vocational trades training and educational programmes or on the abolition of existing ones.
b) Assess training needs and determine standards for the area of trades the committee is covering.
c) To draw up training specifications and job description for the trades to be taught.
d) To ensure coordination with related trade training activities.
e) To approve log-books and trade testing standards for the trades related to its activities.
f) To ensure that the employment market is informed about training activities under the committees to promote placements for students; and
g) To form sub - committees to work with particular training issues as may be necessary.
4.0. Placement of TACs in the standards generation flow chart
VETA provides coordination and secretarial services to the TACs. TACs perform the core function of standards generation and approval.
Most of the work of TACs is done through meetings and use of experts. Specifically TACs play a key role in standards generation at the following phases:
4.1.Identification of experts for generating/adapting standards or adopting standards .
4.2.Reviewing and approving draft standards through :
4.3. Identifies and verifies external assessors for validating internal assessment
5.0 The establishment of Trade Advisory Committees Twelve (12) Trade Advisory Committees have been established for the following sectors:-
As by September, 2005, 66 OCCUPATIONAL UNIT STANDARDS were developed.
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