Notice of Deadline Extension: Skills For Global Services

June 21 2017
Notice of Deadline Extension: Skills For Global Services
In an attempt to be responsive to current requests from the national business community, the Ministry of Planning and Development and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) wish to advise the Service Sector that the Call for Proposals deadline for the Skills For Global Services has now been extended. The original deadline was advertised as Friday June 23rd 2017 at 4:00 pm (local time).

The new deadline for submission of proposals is Friday June 30th 2017 at 4:00pm.
Please note that only firms that have submitted their Letter of Interest as of Friday June 16th 2017 are invited to submit proposals.
We also wish to remind applicants that all submissions must still be hand-delivered to the Global Services Internationalization (GSI) Hub at 25 Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas, by the new deadline. Proposals submitted after Friday June 30th at 4:00 pm will not be accepted.
Once submitted, proposals will be evaluated through a widely disseminated and transparent process, paneled by local and international experts in the ITeS field. All businesses in the service sector whose core functions are IT-enabled are invited to participate, and successful submissions will receive public funding of up to TTD$475,000.00. Applicants may come from an array of industries – ranging from animation, computer design, health and finance.
For more information on this opportunity, the business community is encouraged to visit
For media inquiries on the Skills for Global Services, please contact Ms. Tenille Clarke, Branding and Communications Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank, at


Skills for Global Services: A synopsis
Skills for Global Services is an exciting initiative where businesses throughout the ITeS sector are invited to partner with academic institutions and training providers to present proposals to develop skills, create jobs, and ensure the pipeline of talent that Trinidad and Tobago needs to transform the economy. Currently, this is taking place through a public “Call for Proposals”.
There are limitless possibilities in the ITeS sector; therefore, we are inviting employers in the sector to step forward and explain their skills development needs.
Additionally, we are seeking to understand how public funds can be more effectively used to meet these needs. Toward this goal, we are looking for proposals that are innovative, cost-effective, well-designed, and which promise to deliver the most meaningful impact on the national development agenda.