In the interest of building capacity, the CCLEC has commenced a train-the-trainer program, in collaboration with UWI Open Campus to develop the training skills of a cadre of regional officers. The main objective of the program is to equip officers with pedagogic skills to become professional trainers within their departments. They will also serve as trainers for delivering CCLEC online courses among member countries. The acquisition of skill, knowledge, and expertise provides the basis for the efficient and effective management of the operations of any organization. With limited resources to hire external experts, it is especially significant for small developing countries to develop their skills and become less reliant on external support.
Forty-one officers from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St Vincent, St. Kitts/Nevis, and the Turks & Caicos Islands benefited from the training.
By all accounts, the workshop achieved its goal and the participants acquired the knowledge and skills to become effective trainers. I am thankful to the UWI Open Campus team-Mona, in particular Dr Beverely Shirley and Dr Phyllis Fleming-Banks and the cadre of professional, scholarly lecturers, for making the excellent delivery and collaboration achieved. CCLEC looks forward to building on this initiative to enhance the capacity and professionalism of the regional Customs.
Manager for the UWI Open Campus, British Overseas Territories, Dr. Phyllis Fleming Banks applauded CCLEC for embarking on the capacity-building training and thanked Mr. Sandy and his team for choosing to partner with The UWI Open Campus. “Given our mandate to assist in the development of our national resources, we are delighted to be part of this important initiative to ensure that the Customs departments across the region are equipped with the skills and competencies to meet their organisational goals in a rapidly-changing and challenging environment,” she said.