OECS Member States develop Curriculum Framework for ECIT

OECS Member States develop Curriculum Framework for ECIT

Competency based Tourism Training and Education for the Region

Representatives from all Member States of the OECS participating in the OECS Network of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education (NETHTE) project assembled in Antigua & Barbuda from February 22 - 23, 2017 to discuss and validate the Curriculum Framework for the proposed Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism (ECIT).

The Curriculum Framework is particularly important, as it will serve as a guide to ensure consistency and quality across all Member States in the design and development of any programme offered by ECIT’s network of partner institutions. Ultimately, the Curriculum Framework will set standards for ECIT’s Curriculum and provide the context in which appropriate syllabi would be developed. The Curriculum Framework will therefore seek to harmonise and standardise all curriculae developed for the ECIT, making it another milestone at the regional level, supporting the integration arrangements in the context of the OECS Economic Union.

The Curriculum to be developed by Member States for ECIT programs will be centered on the Competency Based Training and Education Approach.  This approach was found to be ideal as it best facilitates the needs of the sector in terms of equipping tourism industry personnel with not only the knowledge, but also the skill-sets and attitude needed to effectively perform at all levels in the region's highly service-oriented and very diversified tourism industry.

The OECS Member States of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were represented at the workshop which was held at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua.

The OECS Network of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education (NETHTE) project is being implemented with funding support from the European Union, through its 10th EDF Programme of Economic Integration and Trade of the OECS region.

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Dr. Lorraine Nicholas Tourism Specialist, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Dr. Lorraine Nicholas Tourism Specialist, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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