Business In Focus: Business Training Center Ltd.

Lucia Stedman

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish, you feed him for life!”

So goes the slogan of the Business Training Center Ltd, fondly known as the BTC.  In 1997, Lucia Stedman, a computer professional with a business background, decided to use her skills to invest in an entrepreneurial program.  Her mission was to contribute to the overall development of our Human Resource Sector by offering accredited courses resulting in qualifications to career motivated individuals and hence fulfilling our goals to become the ultimate choice for career development in the field of Information Technology and Business in Dominica.

Comprising a staff of six full time employees and over 12 professionals who provide teaching / tutoring services to our clients, the BTC offers a variety of packaged courses.  These include the: University of Cambridge Advanced Diploma in Business, Secretarial Skills, Information & Communications Technology, Travel & Tourism, School Leavers Business packages, Accounting packages, LCC Diploma in Administration-Second level, CXC single subject courses; Computer courses such as: PageMaker, QuickBooks Pro etc, Desktop publishing, Kids computer packages, Basic computer package, Microsoft Office Desktop packages and lots more.

Business Training Center provides excellent opportunities for its clients to become certified and qualified in business and computer related fields. They provide local tuition support for accredited institutions such as, University of London, University of Cambridge and London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examination Board, Cambridge International College.  They are also associated with Microsoft and CompTia.

The clientele includes both teenagers and adults; teenagers who do not complete a High School education are given a second chance to receive an education.

During its short tenure, BTC has assisted in providing the nation with well-rounded professionals in the field of Computers and Business.  Many individuals have become qualified by pursuing  courses at BTC and have been able to obtain promotions and better paying jobs.

For the past 10 years, BTC has been taking the initiative in finding job attachments for its full time students who are enrolled in the Secretarial and CompTIA A+ programmes.  To date the programme has been successful to the point of businesses hiring most of these individuals or extending the attachment period for the serious students.

Business Training Center has also offered training to employees of various businesses in Dominica.  The BTC now hosts offices both in Roseau and Portsmouth.

One of the center’s main future goals is to provide accredited courses leading to associate degrees and bachelor degrees for all our clients in the areas of business and computers.  BTC hopes to achieve the goal of computer literacy for all in this year 2010.

Is the BTC in any way involved in community activities?

Every year, the BTC officials speak to hundreds of primary and secondary school students on career choices as it relates to the business world, and how they must prepare themselves for careers in the real world.  The BTC boasts that to date they have spoken to students at all secondary schools in Dominica.

Additionally, the BTC gives low-cost computer training to various community groups in Dominica.

About Business In Focus

The purpose of this feature is to showcase businesses in Dominica to the local and international market, so readers can know a little bit more about their products, services and history. This is also a way of helping businesses in Dominica to strengthen the image of their product and boost sales.

How do I get my business featured?

Any business can be featured – once you have at least a one-month advertising ongoing campaign with us, we will send a reporter to do a feature on your business, or you can do it yourself and send us your photos and article for publication on our homepage and in our special section.  There is no cost associated with producing the article and

Who do I contact?

Contact our sales/office manager Mrs. Glenda Nicholas-Samuel at 440-7588 or email

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  1. Zane
    April 12, 2019

    Thanks. Really interesting info. :-|

  2. what up
    May 28, 2013

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: i love b.t.c sir delsol and sir goerge [afternoon classes helpers] are very nice ,kind

  3. Anonymous
    September 29, 2012

    :-D to school :cry: for price

    November 18, 2011


  5. stupes
    April 26, 2010

    btc is a very good school i heard of it,but its too too hot for the poor bring down the price ,so ppl like me can come to shool.

  6. oh happy day
    March 16, 2010

    btc even on dominica news online article 2 lol…congratz

  7. CompTIA
    January 28, 2010

    Thanks to BTC I am CompTIA Network + certified and will be sitting my Security + exams soon with them. Ms. Stedman genuinely cares about her students and the general population at large.

    Thank you for the opportunities.

    January 28, 2010

    Good school, but too expensive for poor people like me.

  9. sister souljah
    January 27, 2010

    Lucia so proud of u my dear, continue the good work ur doing for Dominica. Btw u look so much like your dad……may the good lord rest his soul.

  10. Celus
    January 27, 2010

    I applaude you for such a patriotic move. Lots of people get educated, but don’t pass it on for the betterment of our fellowmen.there is a saying,”Each one teach one”. this can only pay dividends in the end.

  11. belbagay
    January 27, 2010

    miss steadman i only wish that the dominican electorte would memerise the first quotations in this article, well said and done CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND SUCCESS FOREVER.

  12. I
    January 27, 2010

    BTC is an excellent opportunity for persons who may have not done well at school and would like to do better.

  13. WOW
    January 27, 2010

    Continue the good works Lucia.

  14. qstorm78
    January 27, 2010

    …. LOL.. And where’s my shoutout? lol..

    — One of the original employees..

  15. Anonymous
    January 27, 2010

    great initiative

  16. MissDee
    January 27, 2010

    It is wonderful to see young Dominicans making a difference!!

    January 27, 2010

    I am really happy that DNO recorgnize BTC. I was a student of BTC and they really showed me the talent which I had in the current field which I am right now. I have a job for 3 yrs now..because of BTC, I learned a very important skill and I know alot of people who are saying the same right now. KUDOS BTC…..

  18. January 27, 2010

    Great job happening in the field of education

    Before times, you had only one chance but now

    there are many opportunities to up grade one self.

    Hoping the unfortunate ones can make good use the opportunities. It might

    look valueless in Dominica, but it is an overdrive overseas.

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