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December 18, 2009
CED launches students into entrepreneurship

THE CENTRE FOR ENTERPRISE Development this week held its final training programme for 2009 with the business students of the Mountain View Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in a 3-day Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Training (YOUBET) Programme.{{more}}

The programme, which began on Monday, December 14, ran until Wednesday, December 15. The first two days of the programme were classroom based and engaged students in theoretical aspects of managing a business.

Students were exposed to sessions that help them examine their readiness for starting a business, as well as planning a business and identifying business opportunities, record keeping, marketing and costing and pricing of products.

Day three was devoted to students running a business venture for one day. The students applied the theory they learnt to a real life business venture.

According to Manager of Training and Education at CED, Jacintha James, “this part of the training has
generated a lot of interest and excitement among past participants of the programme”.

“We have seen students coming up with very creative business ideas and implementing them creditably so that they can make a profit. I am confident that these students will do just as well and I’m asking the public to give them its support. We need to encourage our young people to see entrepreneurship as a viable option for job creation and income generation.”

The Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. has over the years added several new dimensions to its Youth Business and Entrepreneurship (YOUBET) Training Programme, including the publication of a Comic

Book – Launching into Entrepreneurship and a poster teaching money management to young children and several craft and business skills workshops earlier this year.