February 14, 2012
CED takes Computer Training to Small Business Operators on Union Island

Ten small business owners on Union Island will next week be learning how they can utilize Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the benefit and success of their operations.{{more}}

The Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED) will conduct a 3-three day workshop entitled “Computer Training for Small Business Development,” on Union Island from Wednesday, February 15 to Friday, February 17, at the Union Island Tourism Association Conference Room.

CED IT Specialist Felicia Gill-Neverson, and Business Development Field Officer Nisha Glasgow, will be teaching participants how to create business letters, business cards and flyers using Microsoft Word. Participants would also learn how to use MS Excel to create cash flow statements, as well as how to use search engines on the internet, set up email accounts and how to send emails with and without attachments.

While on Union Island, the CED team, which would also include Communications/Public Relations Officer Keisha Phillips, will conduct business counselling sessions for business owners in the Southern Grenadine island from 2:00-4:00 p.m. each day.

Already 56 persons have completed the training. The “Computer Training for Small Business Development” series was conducted in areas where CED has Satellite Outreach Offices, among them Georgetown, Marriaqua, Barrouallie and Chateaubelair. Two workshops were also held at the CED office in Kingstown in November last.

The workshop next week will be the final in the series of free workshops, which started last July.