The Chairman and members of the Council are appointed by the Minister of Education and serve for a period of three (3) years. Members of the Council are drawn from public and private sector companies and organizations. Representation on the Council includes:
Permanent Secretaries or representatives from the:
Members of public organizations such as:
Major business and industrial enterprises and representative bodies such as:
Members of educational and training organizations such as:
The Council also includes:
The Council has established two (2) sub-committees through which it conducts its work - Standards and Assessment and Quality Assurance Committees. These Committees are responsible for guiding the work of the NCTVET so that labour market requirements and certification remain current and relevant.
The role of the Standards and Assessment Committee is to assist with the systematic development of Competency Standards for the National Qualifications Framework and to review the work of Lead Groups.
The Quality Assurance Committee verifies the delivery, capability, sustainability and quality of programmes before granting Accredited or Centre Approval status.
The Council has also instituted four (4) Regional Advisory Committees:
Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon
Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James
St. Mary, Trelawny and St. Ann
Kingston, St. Catherine, St. Thomas and Portland
These Regional Advisory Committees were created in an effort to ensure easy access to the educational, business and industrial sectors across the country and to ensure optimum opportunity for communication and participation at all levels.