The Centers of Excellence for Teacher Training (CETT) was launched by former President George W. Bush at the 2001 Summit of the Americas and has been funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID. This remarkable program has been dedicated to improving the teaching of reading, and ultimately, improving student literacy in the first three grades of primary schools, through three centers across our Hemisphere, operating in the Andean Region of South America, in Central America, and here across the Caribbean.
This project is at the heart of the American Government’s educational investment in the Caribbean, and is a thoughtful and effective response to the challenges of improved literacy for the youngest of the Caribbean people. Since its launch, CETT has been hard at work in several English-speaking Caribbean countries, namely, Belize, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago; and beginning this year the program was expanded to include five more Caribbean countries -- Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda; British Virgin Islands, Montserrat; St. Kitts and Nevis.
Last updated: October 15, 2013