The Belize City ITVET is aiming to expand its list of services
The Belize City Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET) is hoping to diversify the training programs that it offers. The institution’s newly appointed General Manager, Ruel Black, says that he is aiming to improve ITVET’s overall services and produce more highly qualified and skilled labourers. He says that this includes broadening the institutions’ trade skills training options.
Reuel Black, General Manager, Belize City, ITVET: “At present we have a quite limited amount of trade that are open at this time. We do have night classes but it’s the same trades from the day classes and what we are hoping and we want to open is some more relevant programs to the industry for example plumbing, we don’t have a plumbing program and that’s very essential for the industry. Computer repairs, we need electronics also vehicle mechanics also the body works for vehicles, masonry, these are some of the trades that we don’t have but we also have to keep in tune with the changing times. For example we have to get in tune with the four industrial revolution skills like active listening, like creativity, like the internet of things, like robotics, like 3D printing and things like that. We have to get in line with what is happening so that our cadre of trainees those that are coming can learn new things. For that of course we need instructors capable of doing that and we need to empower them or get them from somewhere to do those things but we cannot just stay with the traditional trades we have to go to the four industrial revolution trades.”