WASA plumbers receive certification
OVER 100 sanitary constructors (plumbers) with WASA have received Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) certification from the National Training Agency (NTA). On Wednesday WASA hosted a certification ceremony at its Public Education Centre in St Joseph, for the workers who recently completed WASA’s newly instituted assessment and certification programme. The move to certify plumbers followed more than 488 complaints by homeowners and developers about the quality of work provided by Licensed Sanitary Constructors and the problem of over pricing.
WASA in its role as regulator of the plumbing industry worked with the NTA to develop a programme to certify plumbers on the occupational standards for Plumbing Level 11 in accordance with the CVQ requirements of the NTA.
WASA said the NTA “advised on the utilisation of the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) approach in the conduct of the programme, since under this system persons who are assessed as competent would be awarded the CVQ certification, which is approved and recognised throughout Caricom.”