Friday 24 November, 2017

Video: Venice Irving turns teaching gig into business

Venice Irving, Executive Director of BIW Consultants.

Venice Irving, Executive Director of BIW Consultants.

Venice Irving didn’t want to be among the many young people unable to find a job after graduating university.

So she grabbed an opportunity to teach English in Taiwan despite having a degree in business administration and no teaching experience.

Irving worked in that East Asia territory for eight years, gaining not just work experience but valuable life lessons.

The experience also led the Kingston native to start her own company, BIW Consultants- a business she’s operated since 2009.

BIW Consultants is an agency that selects and trains competent candidates for foreign job placement.

Irving, a graduate of Wolmer’s Girls’ School, also works with various embassies to teach diplomats English.

Learn more about her journey in the video edited by Richard Baker.