Episode 15: Our Educational System Will Not Sustain Our Economic Future—And Here's Why

This episode's discussion features Benjamin Niles, Chairman of the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVBT), and centres on education. Our host Collis Williams purports that we the people of the Caribbean are not harnessing the power of logistics as we should; a problem that is clearly rooted in the way in which we were educated. Niles argues that we were taught to retain and regurgitate instead of the power of creative thought. The two agree that in the Caribbean, education as we know it must desperately be reinterpreted, and offer a few suggestions on how we can go about this behemoth of a task.

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Episode 12: Educate, Cultivate, Facilitate, Then Watch Them Dominate

In this episode, our host Collis Williams engages in a very passionate and high energy discussion with Belizean Egbert Irving, Program Manager at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management. Egbert's role puts him in a position where he has access to the fertile minds of young people from across the region and as such, he is considered to be a critical person in the strategy for safeguarding the sustainability of our Caribbean people.

As a moulder of minds, Collis charges Egbert with repositioning the mentality of our youth to help them to understand not only how important it is to get in line as an entrepreneur, but also to be part of the agitation to facilitate the mastery of their own destiny. There is also a strong appeal to our youth to push their way through the contagion of old staid ideas that currently remain intact and ultimately hamper their progress.

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