A variety of products offered by Youbet participants
August 24, 2010
A variety of products offered by Youbet participants

The general public received the opportunity last Friday to see and purchase clothing and jewelry produced by participants in the YOUBET Summer Programme organized by the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED) Business Gateway Project.{{more}}

Friday’s Exhibition and sale took place under the Singer Gallery from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It marked the culmination of the two-week YOUBET Summer Programme, held under theme, “Securing our Economic Future: Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Potential of Youth”.

This year’s programme introduced youths to agri-business, jewelry making and designing as viable means of employment. It also created awareness of the opportunities that exist for entrepreneurship, and an avenue for raising the profile of these fields in St. Vincent & the Grenadines by engaging the participants in theoretical as well as practical exercises.

CED’s Public Relations Officer Keisha Phillips appealed to the public to support the youths.

“The YOUBET Summer Programme is designed to help our young people choose and develop alternative careers and business skills, and these participants have displayed much creativity in this year’s programme. We are therefore hoping that they get the support they are anticipating from the public,” said Phillips, at Friday’s exhibition and sale.

While developing their entrepreneurial skills, participants in the jewelry making class spent their time making a variety of necklaces, earrings, rings and bangles. They were trained by Evadnee Phillips.

Participants in the fashion designing class made their outfits under the supervision of veteran designer, Patrice Reddock.

The Agri-Business participants were also engaged in a debating competition on Friday morning at The Knowledge Institute.