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Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians, Artisans & Craftsmen (Industry)

Quality Management Assurance & Control
Caribbean Africa & Latin America Initiative

QMACEverything that you are thinking of doing (or need to do), you must remember that someone (somewhere in the world) has already done it. What you need to do is to find out what has been done and build on what is already in place. In this way, Growth and Development (GaD) is realized while Cost, Effort, Time & Energy (CETE) is minimized. There is NO NEED to Start Over anything. You will be wasting your resource.

Maximising GaD while Minimising CETE
A Caribbean Initiative 2013 & beyond

Clyde H.Phillip

Click here to view Clydes resume

EDL - Engineering Doctoral Learner: Technical/Vocational Fraternity.
Member-Vice Chancellor's President Club, VCPC, The University of the West Indies;  e-mail:
Visiting Professor – Balthazar University,                  e-mail:
Chairman - CattaCaribbean, Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians, Artisans & Craftsmen;
Director - CATVET, Caribbean Association of Technical, Vocational, Education and Training
Secretary - RCETO, Regional Council of Engineering Technology Organizations; e-mail:
Regional Director - WFTO, World Federation of Technology Organizations; On-line:
Chairman – STLE- Caribbean Region, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers; On-line:
Regional Cordinator - SMRP, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals; On-line:
President - ISTOPE- Caribbean & AFRICA, International Society of Power Engineers; On-line:
President- UETF, The University Engineering Technology Fraternity, Past Cordinator- UWI Open Campus, P/F ;
Frm. member, Registration Act, Board of Engineering of Trinidad &Tobago, BOETT, 
Frm. Hon. Secretary- The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago, APETT, 
Our Vision, Mission & Objectives are to ensure that:

  • the non-credentialed CCAAILA Tech/Voc Practitioners are suitably assessed to earn their International Vocational Qualification (IVQ) through the Accredited Prior Learning (APL) scheme.
  • the CCAAILA Tech/Voc  Fraternity is suitable credentialed through the Certification, Registration & Licensure (CRL) system.
  • recently graduated CCAAILA Tech/Voc Practitioners are engaged in Initial Professional Development (IPD) activities through the region's e-Mentoring and e-Coaching initiatives.
  • seasoned CCAAILA Tech/Voc Practitioners' skills, knowledge & abilities (competences) are continually updated and upgraded through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.
    N.B. CCAAILA – Caribbean, China,  Africa, Australia, India & Latin America

(868) 762-9109 – mobile; (868) 673-2350 – office; .
(784) 496-7337 – Regional; (718) 713-2487-international
Skype name: clyde.phillip.
replies to:
Eng.Clyde H. Phillip FIBE, PEng

CattaCavet Code of Ethics (click to open)

CattaCavet-certified engineering technicians and technologists recognize that the services they render have a significant impact on the quality of life for everyone. As they perform their duties and responsibilities on behalf of the public, employers, and clients, they shall demonstrate personal integrity and competence. accordingly, certificants shall:

  1. Have due regard for the physical environment and for public safety, health, and well being. If their judgment is overruled under circumstances where the safety, health, property, or welfare of the public may be endangered, they shall notify their employer, client, and such other authority as may be appropriate. An employee shall initially express those concerns to the employer.
  2. Undertake only those assignments for which they are competent by way of their education, training, and experience.
  3. Perform their duties in an efficient and competent manner with fidelity and honesty.
  4. Admit and accept their own errors when proven wrong and never distort nor alter the facts in an attempt to justify their decisions.
  5. Avoid conflicts of interest whenever possible. When unavoidable, they shall disclose to their employer or client, in writing, any action that might create the appearance of a conflict of interest.
  6. Avoid receiving and granting bribery in all its forms.
  7. Strive to maintain their proficiency by updating their technical knowledge and skills in engineering technology.
  8. Not misrepresent or permit misrepresentation of their own or their associate's academic or professional qualifications nor exaggerate their degree of responsibility for any work.
  9. Not reveal facts, data, or information obtained in connection with services rendered without prior consent of the client or employer except as authorized by law.
  10. Benchmark industrial best practices to ensure fit for purpose projects.
  11. Use information to build quality teams by the identification of errors task allocation and understanding of work processes, procedures and check lists.
  12.  Apply Lessons learned information to eliminate defective workmanship and processes.
CattaCavet Mission Statement (click to open)

1. Continuous professional training development in the Caribbean for the prevention and elimination of corrupt practices.
2. Identify the processes that contribute to project failure by benchmarking best practices.
3. Identify Quality Management system trends for quality improvement.
4. Use quality information to identify, mitigate and manage risk.
5. Apply lessons learned information to new projects.
6. Use training seminars and short intermediate courses to train key operatives in the 
Construction oil gas and power industries.
7. Strengthen institutions capacity by obtaining the correct information to the right place at the right time to 
ensure project success.
8. Use best practices and benchmarking techniques to improve and innovate situation awareness.
9. Use information to build quality teams by the identification of errors, task allocation and understanding of simple 
work processes procedures and check lists.

  1. CattaCavet
  2. CattaCavet approved Training Courses Sept 2013 to 2014
  3. CattaCavet Approved Suppliers index
  4. CattaCavet Approved Accreditation Organisations
  5. Certified CattaCavet Organizations
  6. Credentialed CattaCavet (Quality Control, Quality Assurance) QA/QC Personnel
  7. Credentailed CattaCavet Technicians
  8. Credentailed CattaCavet Health & Safety Personnel
  9. Construction Project Specifications Index (Best Practices)
  10. Affiliated Organizations
  11. CATTACs Supportive Organizations
  12. Anti-Corruption Initiatives


Caribbean Association of Technical Vocational, Education & Training

About our organization:

Although we are known to be competent in our spheres of activities, the Caribbean has been dogged over the years with a dearth of credentialed persons who can respond to local, regional & international opportunities. Historically, foreign expertise was usually sought to do local/regional work, while local/regional expertise was by-passed.

The Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians, Artisans and Craftsmen (CATTAC) and the Caribbean Association of Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (CATVET), hereafter called CattaCavet, is the only regional multidisciplinary association which addresses the following issues to ensure that the Caribbean practitioners are suitably credentialed:

1. Assessment, Training & Qualification (ATQ)
2. Initial Professional Development (IPD),
3. Certification Registration & Licensure (CRL)
4. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CattaCavet's primary objective is the formal accreditation and providing "a pool of skilled resources" of practitioners (contractors) in the engineering technology (industry) and technical/vocational (academia) fraternity to become professionals (consultants). The engineering technology fraternity comprises the technologists, technicians, craftsmen, tradesmen, handymen/labourers

The need to rationalize, harmonize and articulate varying credentials in the region was evident so as to ensure the free movement of skilled practitioners throughout the region. Through the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA), the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) is now the common, harmonized and accepted qualification where one's competencies are measured. It is now mandatory that practitioners obtain the same. CattaCavet continually strive to promote and so advise Human Resource Personnel to ensure their staff's competence & relevance by insisting that they are CVQ certified

During the past two decades, CATTAC's activities enjoyed the support a number of similarly poised international organizations such as the World Federation of Technology Organizations, (WFTO), and the University of the West Indies (UWI) while CATVET was well-supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

Professional Development (Initial & Continuing)

CattaCavet supports both the Initial Professional Development (IPD) and  the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of people working in the fields of engineering technology - to raise the standards and recognition of those professions.

Career Manager 
Career Manager is an online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system from the IET that allows CattaCavet members to:

Training courses
All our courses have been designed with engineering technology professionals in mind, with the aim of helping individuals and organisations reach and stay at the leading edge.

CattaCavet's e-Mentoring and e-Coaching service provides a range of support and information to its members and to companies interested in engineering technology.

Career options
During your career in engineering technology, there are a number of important choices that you will need to make. The career options area provides information and resources to help you make informed choices.

Professional ethics
CattaCavet has a number of Rules of Conduct which set out the standards of behaviour expected of its members. Through interactive case studies, you can interpret the Rules of Conduct, and to understand the demands of professional behaviour in your own life
 CattaCavet Advantage - for the career you really want

If you have graduated within the last five years you may be eligible for IET Advantage - our membership programme for early career engineers with the ambition and drive to achieve more. CattaCavet Advantage offers exceptional value and delivers:

CattaCavet approved Training Courses Sept 2013 to 2014
(All Courses will be completed in Trinidad & Tobago)

2A) Quality Management System Training in the Construction Industry (5 Day Training)
Seminar Module 1

Identification of Corruption in the Purchasing Process
Seminar Module 2
Quality Management Systems ISO 9001 in the Oil & Gas, Power Construction Industry
Seminar Module 3
Construction Quality Awareness for Project Supervisors
Supplementary Information
1) Seminar Introduction (Oil Gas, Power & Infrastructure Projects). (CLICK TO OPEN)
2) Seminar Reading List (CLICK TO OPEN)
3) Trinidad & Tobago Cata Cavet - Caribbean Apprenticeship Maritime Initiative - CAMI - (View video on YouTube)
4) Trinidad & Tobago, the way forward (Sustainable development (freedom from corruption).

(2B) Transport Policy & Planning (Sep 2013 to 2014) (Three day Training Course)
Leeds University England
1) Introduction to Leeds University England, (Institute for Transport Studies) click to open
2) Transport Training Course Overview (click to open)
3) Tutors Information Overview (click to open)

(2C) Fire Prevention (Sep 2013 to 2014) Five day Training Course (Pending)
Cape Fear Community Collage USA
1) Module 1 Basic Fire Alarm Systems
2) Module 2 Advanced Fire Alarm Systems

CATTACAVET Approved Suppliers index (Database)
3) Bench Marking Best Practices for Quality Improvement
a) Lessons Learned File:
  1. Engineering Phase 
  2. Project Controls
  3. Contracts
  4. Procurement
  5. Construction
  6. Painting
  7. Civil Work
  8. Electrical Work
  9. HSE (Health Safety & Environment)
  10. QA/QC (Quality Assurance Quality Control)
  11. Commissioning
  12. Procurement
b) Risk Assessment Index
  1. Risk Severity Register
  2. Project Execution
  3. Engineering
  4. Commercial, Procurement
  5. Construction
  6. HSE (Health Safety & Environment)
  7. Commissioning & Start Up
c) Non Conformance Report Index
  1. Non conformance Report Log
  2. Procurement Inspection Log
  3. Procurement Tracking Log
  4. Vendor NCR Register

4) CattaCavet Approved Accreditation Organizations:

  1. National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) - (CLICK TO OPEN)


5) Certified CattaCavet Organizations:

  1. Approved Construction Companies
  2. Approved Suppliers List (Materials)
  3. Approved Consulting Engineers
  4. Approved Training Consultants
  5. Approved Third Party Inspection Companies
  6. ISO 9001 Certified Companies located in the Caribbean
  7. Approved Business Development Consultants (Africa)
    Business Development Consultants

    Business Development Consultants
    Managing Director
    Robert Corder

    Unit 15, Plot 61687
    Mabelepudi Road

    +267 3936999
    +267 3937026
    +267 71741593

6) Credentialed CattaCavet (Quality Control, Quality Assurance) QA/QC Personnel:
7) Credentialed CattaCavet Technicians:
8) Credentialed CattaCavet Health & Safety Environment Personnel


9) Construction Project Specifications Index (Best Practices)
10) Affiliated Organizations

Institute of the Clerk of Works
Transparency International (Caribbean chapter).

11) CATTACs Supportive Organizations:

During the past two decades, CATTAC's activities enjoyed the support a number of similarly poised international organizations such as:

12) Anti-Corruption Initiatives