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. As such we sought to introduce supplemental documents to aid in the instruction of the concept of ‘Saving towards Investing’.  The TTSEC in tandem with the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Division worked on developing a product that was in line with the Secondary School’s Business and Economics curricula. The Curriculum Division also advised that the documents were relevant to basic life skills for all Form levels and entrepreneurship. As such these documents are recommended for anyone, including parents, young adults and educators, to encourage financial literacy as a key component of developing one’s understanding about wise financial planning and investments.  

May 1st 2018 marked a momentous occasion for the TTSEC as it represented a further step towards the 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 3rd annual signature event – National Investor Education month .

The TTSEC will provide a single hard copy of these documents to all Secondary Schools across Trinidad and Tobago. Those wishing to download and share our online version can do so below. 

Investor Education Instructor’s Manual




SEC Instructor’s Manual







Investor Education Student’s Workbook




SEC 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.