Coursera, one of the biggest online university course providers, is forming a partnership with the government to provide a network of online learning materials across the Caribbean country.
Minister of Tertiary Education, Fazal Karim, said it would raise the skills needed for the country to compete.
Mr Karim said it would open up a "world of opportunity" for Trinidad.
Coursera is a major provider of so-called Moocs - massive open online courses - that offer online university courses free. The US-based company now has almost eight million students registered.
But this project in Trinidad will be the first time that a Mooc system will have been designed for an entire country, described as a "national knowledge network".
Via Robert Farrow