The Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC), a unit of BELTRAIDE successfully completed its first ever Childcare Training. This training aimed to equip participants with necessary soft and technical skills needed to become excellent childcare providers.
The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service ( BELTRAIDE) through its technical units ; the Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC ) and the Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize) conducted another round of trainings with the Kolbe Foundation- Belize Central Prison with a focus on business development. Continue reading “BELTRAIDE completes Business Development Training at the Kolbe Foundation”
BELTRAIDE, through its technical unit, EXPORTBelize hosted a“National Cluster Workshop” as part of the “Building Institutional Capacity for Strengthening Business Clusters” project implemented through financial support from Compete Caribbean.
The National Workshop, held on February 16th 2018 in Belize City, aimed to provide participants with insight into Compete Caribbean initiatives with the purpose of encouraging collaborative actions to improve the competitiveness of a sector or industry as well as to promote cross-sectoral linkages. The workshop sought to provide a framework to facilitating business clusters in Belize, consolidate the mapping of Business Support Organizations (BSOs), identify and assess potential and existing clusters and leverage resources of other BSO’s for cluster promotion.
The Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC), a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), today, completes its Wait Staff and Housekeeping and Janitorial Services Trainings which provided participants with skills to equip them for employment in the hospitality industry.
These three-week trainings were held simultaneously and covered soft skills, customer service as well as industry specific technical skills where trainees were taught the essentials of perfecting their trade.
Today, BTEC held a certificate ceremony to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the forty six successful participants.
BTEC, and in extension, BELTRAIDE, continues to remain at the forefront of the dynamic market demands while fulfilling its purpose to reduce the barriers to gainful employment and remain committed to develop and sustain Belize’s quality workforce.
On Monday, October 23rd, 2017, The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) and The Organization of American States (OAS) launched The Global Value Chain Workshop.
This four-day workshop is designed to support the initiative, “Small Business Development Center Model” led by OAS. It aims to provide participants with insights into how to develop effective policies to increase Caribbean countries’ competitiveness in these chains at the local, regional and global levels. Continue reading “BELTRAIDE and OAS launch Global Value Chain Workshop”
The Belize Training and Employment Centre, in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Belize and in partnership with the National Board of Certified Counselors – International (NBCC- I) held a two day Mental Health Facilitator Training. The training had participants from a wide cross-section of agencies both public and private.
The Mental Health Facilitator training is designed to improve access to mental health care in a given community by educating and training community members from diverse back-grounds. The training was geared towards increasing awareness to some of the issues of mental health and providing front-line persons with resources that will allow them to offer assistance in the initial stages before referral to a trained counselor.
The training was facilitated by Master Trainer Dr Shirlene Smith-Augustine an Associate Professor and Coordinator for Recruitment & Admissions in the Department of Counseling at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
BELTRAIDE through its Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize), is facilitating a series of Entrepreneurship Development Training in the Saint Martins De Porres and Port Loyola Area in Belize City. The training are in partnership with the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation, and Poverty Alleviation, through its BOOST+ Program. The Boost+ Program aims to equip the residence job readiness skills along with a focus of entrepreneurship as another source of revenue.
The Entrepreneurship Development Training aims to equip the participants with knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to self-analyze their capacity as entrepreneurs. Participants will also acquire the skills and knowledge to develop their own business model using tools that are for visionaries, game changers and challengers.
Below are some photos from the Saint Martin De Porres Cohort held on April 5th, 2017.
The Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC), a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), today, completed its “Job Preparedness BPO Training” which provided participants with an introduction to customer service, telephone etiquette, handling customer complaints, rapport building, sales and other skills to make them better equipped for employment in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry.
To celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the eighteen (18) successful participants, the Belize Training and Employment Centre held a certificate ceremony at The Belize Training and Employment Centre, Enterprise Training Room on May 5th 2016.
Guest Speaker for the event was Mr. Hero Balani, Acting Manager BelizeInvest, Investment Generation, Beltraide, who gave participants an insightful overview of Belize’s growing potential in the progressing BPO Industry.
BTEC, along with its parent company, BELTRAIDE, continues to operate at highest standards and remain at the forefront of ever-changing market demands and industry specific needs. BTEC’s core purpose is to reduce the barriers to gainful employment and remains committed to develop and sustain Belize’s quality workforce.