Belize govt’ starts ‘Entrepreneurship & On-the-Job Skills Training Service’

Belmopan, Belize: The Department of Youth Services, Ministry of Youth, Sports, and E-Governance of Belize informs the public of the opening of the “Entrepreneurship & On-the-Job Skills Training Service,” formally known as the Youth Apprenticeship Program and Enterprise Development.

For the first time, the Entrepreneurship & On-the-Job Skills Training Service will appeal to youth countrywide between the ages of 16 to 29. This service will offer a hands-on approach to career growth by providing interns with trade opportunities to choose from, including plumbing, air conditioner repair, electrical work, mechanical work, waitressing, and food preparation.

Currently, 97 interns are enrolled in the Entrepreneurship & On-the-Job Skills Training Service. A stipend is provided to support their pursuit of the trades. This cohort will be placed for a period of three months and will be re-engaged after the start of the new financial year on April 1, 2021. After the completion of the three months, a certification in the trade will be granted. When the interns are re-engaged, the certification will be accredited by the Institute for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET).

For more information about the On-the-Job Skills Training Program, kindly contact Ms. Tanya Bowen at

As employment is one of the major concerns in the pandemic, so the government of Belize is trying to find the solution. 

Ricky, a resident of Belize, talking to Associates Times, questioned Belize’s government and said, “What can be learned in 3 months period? Took me like a year to learn my trade, and am still learning from it. Nevertheless, the ” program” is worth it. Good job.”

The Belize government is also forecasting the country’s flood, so the country has many problems at the same time. 

“Why this pup government is wasting money, and we tax payers pays. how you will spend so many millions in just three months while youths won’t learn anything in just that three months.” Ohad said. 

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