The encouragement came from Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas on his weekly radio programme ‘Ask the Prime Minister’, on Tuesday 3rd April, 2012, when he stated that every student who leaves school, should attain the required requisites to assist them in achieving this.
Douglas added that a significant aspect of the government of St. Kitts and Nevis’ programmatic thrust is the advancement of the federations’ human capital and that the government therefore is determined to revolutionize the thinking of individuals as it relates to their career choices.
He further opined that with today’s technologically developed economies, young people are beginning to see from a different standpoint, with the vast and varied potential for significant entrepreneurial activity, in a range of areas which he said has been far too long overlooked by many.
“We want the young people of St. Kitts and Nevis to realize that if they look around our islands they would see that some of our economically secured and stabled families are those that are directly and indirectly involved in business,” he stated.
A vast majority of businesses were struggling economically when they first started out but through perseverance they have achieved a level of success and security that was light years away from their very uncertain beginnings, argued the Prime Minister.
Douglas then called on parents and teachers to help young individuals to recognize the entrepreneurial opportunities available to them.
“ I urge the older and wiser members of society to impress upon the younger generation to seize the technical vocational opportunities offered as an absolute priority within our secondary schools, AVEC an and in particular the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College,” the Prime Minister emphasized.