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BTEC Announces the Completion of its Wait Staff and Housekeeping Training Programmes


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.

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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.

BTEC, BELTRAIDE holds Certificate Ceremony for the Basics of Caregiving


The Belize Training and Employment Centre ( BTEC) , a unit of Beltraide , held a certificate ceremony for its Basics of Care-giving Training on April 28th at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development in Belmopan.

This five week training sought to prepare participants to work for and on behalf of the elderly.

The training included soft skills such as professionalism, work ethic, resume building and interview preparation; technical skills, First-Aid  and CPR  provided by the Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) as well as an internship at the Sister Cecilia’s Home for the Elderly in Belize City.

This training was done in partnership with the National Council on Ageing and made possible through financial support from the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust. Beltraide expresses a special thank you to  all who made this initiative possible

SBDCBelize facilitates entrepreneurship development training in Belize City


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.

Reporting on the consultation meeting with key stakeholders to assess the feasibility of adapting and implementing the SBDC model in Belize


ImageSince last year, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) has done significant ground work in researching the success of the SBDC model in the US, Mexico and Central America and more importantly, its applicability to Belize. MSMEs represent a significant share of economic activity in Belize, a key instrument in poverty alleviation, and are considered a principal employer of the labour force. Given the importance of this sector, BELTRAIDE has given priority to its growth and development and has adopted a holistic approach that will facilitate targeted interventions to address the challenges faced. The work ahead requires partnerships with key stakeholders and BELTRAIDE has been reaching out to private sector, public sector and academia.

Below is extract from the report prepared by Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) on the consultation meeting with key stakeholders, hosted by BELTRAIDE and DFC,  on March 2nd, 2012, at the Belize Bilmore Plaza, with key stakeholders to assess the feasibility of adapting and implementing the SBDC model in Belize. Continue reading “Reporting on the consultation meeting with key stakeholders to assess the feasibility of adapting and implementing the SBDC model in Belize”

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