Grenada Hosts ECIT Workshop

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Plans for the operationalisation of the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism (ECIT) as the premier blended learning institution for tourism and hospitality training and education in the region, continued to gather momentum as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission recently hosted a workshop in Grenada.

The workshop was conducted by the Grenada National Training Agency. It provided training to member states in competency based education and training (CBET) and the Caribbean vocational qualification (CVQ) for assessors. This follows a similar workshop for Instructors held in Antigua from March 5 – 9, as part of capacity building of member states in curriculum development, instruction, assessment and accreditation for ECIT.

The CBET/CVQ workshop was attended by two representatives from each member state (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines). The OECS Commission is represented by the tenth EDF project officer and administrative officer, as well as its tourism officer, Maria Fowell.

ECIT comprises centres of excellence in nine OECS member states, each offering an area of specialisation in tourism and hospitality training and education. ECIT was established with grant funding from the European Union to the tune of 4 million euros, as part of the tenth EDF Economic Integration and Trade of the OECS Region project.