BTEC, BELTRAIDE completes Job Preparedness Training in Independence

The Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC), a unit of BELTRAIDE , in partnership with the Independence High School, has successfully completed a Job Preparedness training in Independence Village.

Participants were trained for three weeks of which the the first two weeks were facilitated primarily by BTEC staff and covered soft skills such as professionalism, resume building, communication skills, conflict management as well as customer service excellence. In the final week of training, participants parted into their technical groups of Waitstaff and Basic AC Repair which were facilitated by Mrs. Vanita Bardalez and Rudel and Danilo Coc respectively. To celebrate the accomplishments of the 25 participants, a certificate ceremony was held on August 6, 2019 in the Independence High School Auditorium where participants were awarded certificates of completion in their respective fields.

The Belize Training and Employment Centre and in extension, BELTRAIDE, remains committed to develop a cadre of well-trained, marketable and self sufficient individuals that can confidently compete in the marketplace.

BTEC successfully completes another round of Job Preparedness Trainings

The Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC), a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), has successfully completed its Waitstaff, Housekeeping and Bartending Trainings which provided participants with  the necessary skills to equip them for employment in the hospitality industry.

These three-week trainings, which ran from October 29th– November 16th,  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. The Waitstaff training was facilitated completely by BTEC’s staff while the Housekeeping and Bartending Trainings were executed in partnership with Happy Maids Cleaning Service and the Belize Bartender’s Association (BBA) respectively.

To celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the forty-four successful participants, the Belize Training and Employment Centre held a certificate ceremony on November 21st 2018.


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 developing  and sustaining Belize’s quality workforce.

Calling all Caribbean Entrepreneurs!

Calling all Caribbean Entrepreneurs and their enablers!
The Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships has partnered with Venture Hive to create a seven-week program focusing on providing support, engaging diaspora mentors and experts. And we need your nominations to help us track down the best and the brightest.
The program will focus on creating a solid foundation to scale, preparing for scaling through expansion or export, development of financing materials and preliminary due diligence documents, and utilizing international relationships and partnership for growth.

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Vacancy Announcement for Host Family Coordinator (HFC)

United States Peace Corps in Belize

Basic Functions of the Position:

The Host Family Coordinator (HFC) is responsible for the general community outreach and oversight of Peace Corps Belize’s Volunteer home stay program. The Host Family Coordinator is tasked with the recruitment and orientation of safe and appropriate host families for Volunteers assigned in communities throughout Belize.

Qualifications – Education/Experience:

Associate degree and 5-7 years of relevant work experience in education, community outreach and organizing, business administration, tourism management or related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

  • Must possess strong cultural and geographic knowledge of Belize.
  • Ability to identify and respect differences and similarities between U.S. and local cultures.
  • Must have experience in community outreach.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must have positive attitude and commit to a high standard of ethical and professional conduct.
  • Must be highly reliable, self-motivated, detail oriented and a quick learner.
  • Ability to work well independently and effectively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent logistics and planning skills.
  • Experience in providing orientation and training preferred.
  • Strong ability to communicate verbally and write effectively in English.
  • Must possess strong IT skills and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products including ease in using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skills in database management.
  • Must have knowledge of file management practices and possess exceptional organizational skills.
  • Must possess Spanish fluency; knowledge of indigenous languages preferred.
  • Drive a standard (manual) transmission vehicle.
  • Experience and ease with long-distance driving.
  • Flexibility for overnight stays when required.
  • Knowledge of communities and rural villages throughout Belize.

Position Salary and Position Duration: Salary range is $34,000 to $41,000 and negotiable based on previous experience and qualifications. One-year contract renewable upon satisfactory performance.

Application Process/Deadline:

Must be a Belizean citizen or possess Belizean work visa in order to apply.

  • Submit resume with cover letter and two reference contacts’ information to or mail to P.O. Box 492, 6130 Iguana Avenue, Belmopan
  • The due date for applications is Friday August 3, 2012. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Contracting Officer.
  • The successful applicant will be required to pass a thorough security background check. For a complete position description please send a request to

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