February 17, 2012
Computer Training for Union Island Small Business Operators rescheduled

The “Computer Training for Small Business Development” scheduled for Union Island has been postponed to next week.{{more}}

The three-day seminar, organised by the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED), was initially planned for Wednesday to Friday this week, but will now take place February 22-24 at the Union Island Tourism Association Conference Room.

According to CED’s Communications Officer Keisha Phillips, the training will be conducted from 5:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m. on February 22 and 23; and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on February 24. This, she says, is to better facilitate the small business owners on Union Island who will be participating in the training.

Phillips says the “Computer Training for Small Business Development” will position small business owners on Union Island to take advantage of Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) to better operate successful businesses.

The training will be conducted by CED’s IT Specialist Felicia Gill-Neverson, with assistance from Business Development Field Officer Nisha Glasgow. Participants will learn how to create business letters, business cards and flyers using Microsoft Word, 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 will also include Communications/Public Relations Officer Keisha Phillips, will conduct business counseling sessions for business owners.

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 November last.