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Jan 20, 2014

A Regional TVET Marketing Strategy

Institutes of Technical and Vocational Education and Training have been set up strategically across the country, but enrollment numbers do not reflect the investment in those centers. There is a growing belief that the problem is poor marketing, and with the assistance of the CARICOM Education for Employment, a Regional TVET Marketing Strategy has been developed. In the Caribbean, Antigua and Belize have been selected as the pilot projects, and under the theme – What Are You Waiting For – it was launched this morning at the ITVET in Belize City. The Ministry of Labour has also been brought on board, and this morning Minister Godwin Hulse says that it is not about waiting for opportunity, but about creating it.


Godwin Hulse, Minister of Labour

Godwin Hulse

“The very reason you are getting this training is to release your creative juices, so you can think and create and innovate and, make something. How on earth you think you have an I-Phone, those of you who have it, because somebody think it up. There is no demand for and I-Phone before it was made, there was a demand after they made it. There is no demand for half of the gadgets we have until it came and that is why I like the competition, create something, make a food. There is no demand for any special cuisine until it is made. So don’t sit around and say well you see I have all this education but I can’t do nothing because no job no deh and Mr. Godwin Hulse and they noh the create no work. Come on now, you create the work, you create the idea, you create product one, two, three, four and ten will latch on. That is the cycle, there is also a better mouse trap to be made. But it starts with the education you have and the foundation that is put into you.”


Patrick Faber

Patrick Faber, Minister of Education

“I am told that we may have maybe three to four hundred trainees across the country that are full time. I know that there are part-time programs and I know that it had been improving, and you will agree with me that that’s not the best bang for our buck. And so I absolutely embrace and I salute the people who have decided to put together this initiative that will highlight the work that goes on with our ITVETs under one set because it is something that we don’t always trumpet and we don’t always talk about. There are wonderful initiatives, I have enjoyed going to some of your open days and to see the things that are happening is indeed spectacular. And so we need to put that out there to Belize and indeed to the world.”


ITVET Student

“I picked up a knife, I put his hat on, I put his jacket on, and said this is what I will do. So I found the skill in me, because ITVET found the sill that I didn’t know I have, so what are you waiting on? Look at me I am an example. I am an example to show that not everyone is knowledgeable. You have a skill in your hand, you can talk to people, you can do what you want! What are you waiting on.”


The opening ceremony this morning was followed by a TVET Marketing Workshop.

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3 Responses for “A Regional TVET Marketing Strategy”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    Let’s say we agree with you Godwin. Don’t you think that the House representatives should also take that same advice you are giving to the students, to think and be creative by latching on to richer economies to pull the Belize economy out of its depression? Why be led or be part of a Caricom region where all the economies are in a worse state than the Belize economy ? Godwin, do you think the UDP government will allow you to have competition in selling your preferential priced sugar to neighboring Mexico and Guatemala, or allow anyone to challenge your little commodities shop ? Godwin, you are an absurd, ridiculous person.

  2. TECHNICIAN says:

    Yeah Boys and Girls! Train Hard. Study all hours of the night. Sacrifice to pass the Certification Exams. Then what? You come into the Belizean job market just to find out that all the unlicensed electrical and refrigeration technicians and untrained tour guides get all the jobs because there is NO MONITORING, COMPLIANCE or ENFORCEMENT of the law that suppose o ensure tradespeople are certified! Come on Hulse and Faber, your talk and grandstanding is foolishness!

  3. cg says:

    TECHNICIAN isnt that the only thing they can do? Talk and Grandstand. I do believe the story says poor Marketing and you know that always cant be trusted especially if Politicians are behind it …lol

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