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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.


BELTRAIDE collaborates with Micro Enterprises from the Tourism Industry at the National Agriculture Trade Show (NATS 2012) April 26th, 2012 –

The Belize Trade & Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) hosted a capacity building workshop entitled “Current & Effective Marketing Strategies” for small Bed & Breakfasts, Guest houses, & Lodges on March 21st 2012 at The Lodge at Chaa Creek located in Cayo District. The main objectives of the workshop were:

  • To increase the awareness of marketing within a business context;
  • To explain, and illustrate participants on strategic marketing for a successful Bed and Breakfast, Guest house, or Inn; and
  • To guide them in the development of mini strategic/business plan through breakout sessions.

Two of the participants were selected to participate in this year’s National Agriculture Trade Show, on April 27th-29th, 2012. BELTRAIDE  subsidized its booth to Rainforest Haven Inn and Rumors Resort Hotel, providing them with exposure, and allowing them to apply what they learned in the workshop.

Giveaways, raffles, and games formed part of the weekend. Visitors to the booth stemmed from individuals who are planning to open a business, to businesspeople, and regular visitors who were simply  interested to hear and see what the Inns had to offer. BELTRAIDE disseminated information on its services as well. The next step is to develop a database,  using the contact details shared by the visitors. Continue reading “BELTRAIDE collaborates with Micro Enterprises from the Tourism Industry at the National Agriculture Trade Show (NATS 2012) April 26th, 2012 –”

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