The Stann Creek Institute for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET) conducted stakeholders meeting this morning at the Red Cross building in Dangriga to introduce new programs. Stann Creek Correspondent Harry Arzu has the story.
Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: The mission of the learning institution is to equip Belizeans with skills, knowledge, work ethics and credentials that will enable them to become gainfully employed. Love News spoke with Diana Arland the manager of Stann Creek ITVET who tells us more about today’s event.
Diana Arland, Manager, Stann Creek ITVET: “Today we’re having a consultation facilitated by Stann Creek ITVET in regards to a project known as Skills Accessing the Green Economy and the objective of the project is to design new programs that will allow our young people to become more gainfully employed and also to ensure that they have a way of positively contributing back to their society by either forming small business or going into the world of work.”
Reporter: So who will be participating in today’s event ?
Diana Arland, Manager, Stann Creek ITVET: “Today we decided to do a consultation with different community groups. We decided to invite our district education center of course because they have to be an active part of what will be transpiring at the school. We have different community groups, indigenous groups, we have members from the National Garifuna Council here and also our students because they are the ones that we’re designing the program for and of course this project is being undertaken with our Canadian partners. Stann Creek ITVET will be working with four Canadian universities and the project is being funded by Global Affairs Canada and it is being managed through CICan which is the Canadian Colleges and Universities. Our main focus is to get a feel of what programs need to be designed, what programs will be effective for the final output which is employment for our young people.”