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SAGE-07 Thematic Partnership in Eco-tourism

Project type: Technical assistance
Local Partner: Belize City ITVET, T.A. Marryshow Community College, Guyana Tourism Authority, Dominica State College, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Excelsior Community College
Location: Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Dominica, St. Lucia and Jamaica
Dates: Sep. 2022 - Jul. 2024
Other Partners: Niagara Community College, Seneca College


The Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE) is a regional program supported by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Colleges and Institutes Canada. The ultimate outcome of SAGE is to enhance the skills level of the local labour force leading to meaningful employment in key economic sectors associated with climate change in Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and St. Lucia. Due to the rapidly growing tourism sector, there is a need to improve specific labor skills in eco-tourism.

The purpose of the SAGE-07 Eco-tourism Thematic Partnership is to work with designated Caribbean partners in the above countries to develop six short courses that can also be offered as micro credential for tourism students as well as for professional in this sector. Graduates from the micro-credential courses will be equipped with skills that meet employer needs and contribute to successful local economies.

Services provided

  • Develop and launch six short courses
  • Facilitate trainer exchanges between the six countries involved and Canada
  • Provide training to trainers delivering TVET curricula in the targeted sectors

Results achieved

Completed the inception stage and initiated project activities.