Consultancies

Dunn, Pierre, Barnett and Associates Limited, a human resource development
and financial management consulting company assists global corporations and organizations in meeting the challenges of today's complex business and training environments. DPBA offers innovative, customized consultancy services to micro, small, medium and large organizations and operate across all industries
and sub sectors.

The company is experienced in handling a wide variety of consultancy in three core areas: Education and Training, Human Resource Development and Financial Management. These are inclusive of services such as: Developing National Qualifications Framework, Competency- based Education and Training, Technical Vocational Education and Training Reform, Workforce Development and Training, Labour Market Research, Instructional Systems Design and Development, Evaluation, ISO Consultancy in Quality Management, Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Policy Formulation, Co-operative Education, Business Development, and Micro Enterprise Training. These assignments are tailored to
the specific requirements of the individual client.

Recent Consultancies and Technical Assistance
of DPBA and Staff (2016-2017)

NAME OF PROJECT YEAR DESCRIPTION
Evaluation of the TVET Capacity of the Secondary School system in Antigua & Barbuda 2017 Conducted a comprehensive assessment of the TVET sector in Antigua and Barbuda, produced a National TVET Policy and Action Plan to institutionalize TVET across the system with a focus on the TVET System to award the CVQ.
Implementation of the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica 2017 Conducted a series of Training Workshops with Committee members to implement and operationalize the National Qualifications of Jamaica.
Institutional Assessment and the Reorganization of the Management Operations of Technical Institutes - St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2016–2017 Completed the institutional assessment of the 4 Technical Institutes and made over 20 recommendations to reorganize the management and operational activities of the Technical Institutes in order for them to become more efficient, effective and sustainable.
National Skills Audit, Turks and Caicos Islands 2016–2017 The Company is currently in the process of conducting a National Skills audit and Migration Survey for the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Institutional Strengthening of the TVET System in Saint Lucia 2016 The Company conducted a literature review stakeholder meetings and over a number of days, developed a Strategic Plan for the Saint Lucia Council on TVET.
Capacity Development of TVET Professionals – Saint Lucia 2016 Funded by the TVET Council and the Ministry of Education, Saint Lucia, the building of the capacity of TVET professionals through the training of assessors, verifiers, and auditors for the implementation of the CVQ and Competency-Based Education and Training.
Training in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in the Community Colleges if Jama 2015–2016 Funded by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ), the planning and delivery of training of CBET instructors, private training providers and Registrars in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition techniques for the CCCJ.
Capacity building of TVET in Belize 2015 Funded by the EU, Training of Assessors and Verifiers in Competency-Based Education and Training and training of Auditors for quality assurance of facilities towards improving the TVET system and the introduction of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification
Institutional Assessment of Training Entities in St. Kitts-Nevis 2015 Funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, TVET institutions were assessed to evaluate the extent to which the training programmes being delivered were in alignment with labour market needs towards the restructuring of the education and training system
Labour Market Needs Assessment of the OECS 2015 Funded by the EU and managed by the OECS Secretariat, this project focused on supplementing and complementing the on going Monitoring and Coordination of activities regarding the implementation of the OECS Labour Force Survey in OECS Member States. The goal was to facilitate the implementation of at least one round of the OECS Labour Force Survey in the Member States.
Labour Market Needs Assessment of the OECS 2015 Funded by the EU and managed by the OECS Secretariat, this project focused on supplementing and complementing the on going Monitoring and Coordination of activities regarding the implementation of the OECS Labour Force Survey in OECS Member States. The goal was to facilitate the implementation of at least one round of the OECS Labour Force Survey in the Member States.
Development of a National Qualifications Framework - Belize 2015 Developed the National Qualifications Framework of Belize including quality assurance manuals, PLAR Manuals, and Promotions and Marketing campaign.
Developing and Implementing the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica 2014–2015 Funded by the World Bank, developed the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica, including a Five-Year Implementation Plan, a Training Plan and a Pilot Plan
Development of a Bachelors in TVET Instructor Training Programme - Belize 2014–2015 Funded by the EU, the Company reviewed the Curriculum of the current programmes for TVET Instructors and developed a Bachelor's Degree Programme for the Ministry of Education Belize
Development of Operational Guidelines for the Jamaica Teaching Council 2014 The Company conducted a Training Needs Assessment Survey and an Institutional Capacity Survey and developed the Operational Guidelines for the Jamaica Teaching Council
CARICOM Trade & Competitiveness Project 2014 At the request of the Interim Authority, the Company developed a National Strategic Plan for the establishment of the Suriname National Training Authority
CARICOM Trade & Competitiveness Project(Regional) 2013–2014 Funded by CIDA, this project aimed at building the capacity of 9 Member States in the Caribbean to train and deliver the Caribbean Qualifications Framework to enable the movement of skilled personnel throughout the Region. Individuals were trained as assessors, verifiers and auditors and instructors were trained to deliver Competency-based Education and Training programmes in Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.
Mapping of Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (Global) 2013 Aligned Youth Work Development Standards onto the Commonwealth of Learning's Trans-National Qualifications Framework for training Youth Workers (Diplomas and Undergraduate Degrees) in post-secondary institutions and Universities in the Commonwealth Countries (54)
Professional Development of Technical and Vocational Staff of Technical Institutes (Guyana) 2012–2013 Technical Assistance provided to the Government of Guyana to develop and implement strategies and programmes for the professional development of TVET staff to improve pedagogical, managerial and administrative competence and performance.

  • Conducted Training Needs Analysis to determine Training needs.
  • Developed training plan
  • Procured suitable training materials and resources
  • Planned, organized and assisted in the delivery
    of training
  • Developed Trainers Manual
Development of A National TVET Strategy (Guyana) 2012–2013 Conducted SWOT Analysis and assessed the Guyana labour force issues on manpower supply and demand, skills gaps and quality certification. Reviewed national development priorities and strategies Identified and developed Strategic Objectives and Developed National TVET Strategic and Action Plan 2013 – 2020.
Labour Market Needs Survey (St. Lucia) 2012–2013 Conducted Labour Market Needs Survey to determine the skills gap for training and preparation of programmes for the youth population. Developed and administered questionnaires, conducted Focus Group Meetings, analysed data to inform training in St. Lucia.
Development of a National System of Occupational Assessment and Certification for the TVET Council of Guyana; 2011 Developed policy framework for a National Occupational Assessment and Certification Scheme incorporating the CARICOM Model; Determined the appropriate competences for workforce assessment and certification; Train assesors to assess learner competences and verifiers to ensure quality within the framework; Ensured the use of best practices in occupational competency assessment and certification. Planned, organised and facilitated the implementation of a training programme to develop and administer the CVQ.
Training Needs Assessment - National Youth Service Jamaica 2011 Identified the skills and training requirements to ensure optimum operations of the National Youth Service; Conducted an in-depth analysis of skills requirements for key positions within the organization and identified training courses (locally and internationally) to address the gaps identified. Conducted skills need survey to identify Training Needs requirements of staff. Conducted review of Performance Appraisal System and made appropriate recommendations.
Training of Trainers (on-going training programme delivered by the firm) (Jamaica) On-going Trained trainers in:
  • Planning for Effective Training
  • Understanding Adult Learning
  • Conducting Gap and Needs Analysis
  • Developing and Writing Training Objectives
  • Developing and Using Lesson Plans
  • Instructing to Facilitate Learning
  • Methods of Teaching Skills and Information
  • Using Instructional Media in Training
  • Assessing and Measuring Performance
Integration of Information and Communication Technology in Technical Vocational Education (TVET)(St. Lucia) 2010 Conducted ICT survey and reported on integrating ICTs in Priority Sectors (Agriculture, Building & construction, Information Technology, Hospitality). Developed training manual with guidelines for incorporating ICT in TVET Courses, including suggestions for integrating ICT in curriculum mapping and lesson planning; Developed a roadmap for incorporating ICT in TVET in St. Lucia; Developed report with Recommendations for Human Resource Development; Developed Draft Strategic Plan for the Integration of ICT in the TVET system in St. Lucia.
Development of a Human Resource Development Strategy for Barbados 2010 Prepared the framework for human resource development linked to critical sectors of the economy to facilitate public and private sector collaboration in the provision of education, training and other human resource development initiatives; Evaluated the national system of TVET training, assessment, certification and accreditation, including quality assurance mechanisms; Evaluated the institutional framework in place to promote and support TVET training and entrepreneurship; Made recommendations for training of various groups including at-risk and vulnerable youths.
Developing a Modern Vocational Training System for Suriname (Suriname) 2009 Reviewed and assessed the education and training system of Suriname Recommended and organizational structure, objectives and systems for TVET Developed Job Descriptions for staff Developed Policy and Strategic Plan with Performance Measures Facilitated Workshop with Stakeholders Developed Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms Recommended the structure of a National Training Agency for the training, assessment and certification of workers to access the Caribbean Vocational Qualification.
OAS Hemispheric Project on Basic and Labour Competencies for the Certification of Skills (Regional -Based in Trinidad &Tobago - Belize, St. Kitts/Nevis, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia) 2008 Training in Curriculum Development for Competency-based Education and Training (CBET) Assessment in CBET, Development of CBET Training Manuals and Workbooks for Training Activities and development of the qualifications framework for the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications