The TTSEC developed an Instructor’s Manual and Student Workbook to aid secondary school teachers in disseminating information to students about money management and investing, our financial sector, and our securities industry.
Why develop a Manual and Workbook for Secondary Schools?
The TTSEC observed that the Business and Economics Curricula did not mention the securities industry within the context of the financial industry in Trinidad and Tobago. While the local Stock Market forms part of the curricula, it is not represented as a security – a financial instrument, nor does the curricula mention the other financial instruments (bonds and mutual funds). As such we sought to introduce supplemental documents to aid in the instruction of the concept of ‘Saving towards Investing’. The TTSEC has been working on the development of this document since 2016. We have been liaising with the Ministry of Education’s CEO office and the Curriculum Division to get this product completed and in line with the Schools’ Business and Education curriculum. The Curriculum Division also advised that the documents were relevant to basic life skills for all Form levels and entrepreneurship.
May 1st 2018 marked a momentous occasion for the TTSEC as it represented a further step towards achievement of our mandate of educating and protecting investors in Trinidad and Tobago. The first Edition of our Instructor’s Manual and Student Workbook for Secondary School Teachers and Students was launched at the San Juan South Secondary School at the start of the Commission’s annual signature event – National Investor Education month .
National distribution of the books to all Secondary Schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago will take place with the assistance of the Curriculum Division of the Ministry of Education. Electronic copies are also available for download via the following links.
Investor Education Instructor’s Manual
Investor Education Student’s Workbook
We wish to thank the Chief Education Officer and the Curriculum Division of the Ministry of Education for supporting this initiative and other financial literacy initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago.
Let us continue our work together in putting education first and developing in our citizenry positive attitudes towards saving and investment so as to ensure a more robust financial sector and economy.