(World Bank, 2020)
The Caribbean Has Talent for Technology & Support Companies
Over 100,000 people are employed in the Caribbean’s Medical Services, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Legal Process, Insurance, Call Centers, and Risk & Compliance sectors. English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese are spoken by the Caribbean’s BPO workforce, making it convenient for global companies to operate here. When combined with a 95% retention rate, investing in the Caribbean is a sound choice.
The Caribbean’s 95 higher education institutions graduate 80,000+ students annually, 38 percent of whom have degrees in social sciences and economics. Below are a few examples of universities educating the next generation of business and technology leaders.
St. George’s University in Grenada offers a Master of Business Administration - International Business degree where students learn to apply business, marketing, and human resource best practices to a global market. The university also offers an Accounting Bachelor of Science degree. St. George’s University also offers an Information Technology (IT) Bachelor of Science degree.
The University of Guyana offers more than 60 under-graduate and graduate programmes, including in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Urban Planning and Management, Tourism Studies, Education, Creative Arts, Economics, Law, Medicine, Optometry and Nursing.
The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean has an online or blended Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree, making it easier for students to expand their business skills while continuing to work full or part time.