July 17, 2009
Business skills summer programme targets girls

Fifty students of the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua and Our Lady of Guadeloupe Home for Girls will be learning entrepreneurial skills next week when they attend a Youth Business Skills and Craft Training Summer Programme organised by the SJCM in collaboration with CED Business Gateway Project.{{more}}

The July 20-24 programme will be the first of five Summer Programmes to be held by Business Gateway this year under its Youth Business and Entrepreneurial Training (YOUBET) Programme. It will be held under the theme “Beyond the Classroom: Exposing Youth to Entrepreneurial Training”. The objective is to expose the students to different types of career options and equip them with skills that they can use while still as students to help generate income.

Students will receive training in pastry making, manicure & pedicure, jewellery making, graphic designing and tye-dying. They will also be engaged in business sessions which will explore topics such as The Requirements of Managing a Business Successfully, Keeping Proper Records, Customer Service, Costing and Pricing Products, and Marketing Products.

The Youth Business Skills and Craft Training Summer Programme will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.

Another seventy (70) young persons will benefit from four other programmes from August 10-21 when CED Business Gateway hosts the second annual Agri-Business Summer Programme and the Youth Business Skills and Craft Training in Clothing and Textiles, Banana Craft and Jewellery Making in Kingstown.