About Us


CANTA is an association of National Training Agencies and other TVET apex bodies in CARICOM states established in November 2003.

The founding members are:

Barbados: TVET Council

Jamaica: Heart Trust/NTA

Trinidad & Tobago: NTA

CANTA is endorsed as the implementation arm of the CARICOM Regional Coordinating Mechanism for TVET

Goals of CANTA

  • To promote the development of a competitive regional workforce
  • To facilitate free movement of certified skilled workers within the CSME


  • Ensure uniform provision of competency based training, assessment and certification
  • Establish a regional certification scheme – Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ)
  • Promote career and vocational guidance throughout the CSME
  • Support a regional labour market information system


  • Caribbean Journal of TVET for Workforce Development
  • Updates on National, Regional and International TVET best practices
  • Regional clearing house on workforce issues