The training session familiarized the students to the various apparatuses of the programme, and in particular, the creation of business plans.
The sessions were facilitated by Ms Youlouca Armony-Browne of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and Mr Philip Browne of the National Entrepreneur Development Division (NEDD).
Mr Calvin Cable, Executive Director of the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce, reminded attendees of the impact that the global economic crisis has had on the local and regional business marketplace, which has resulted in major difficulties in gaining employment in the traditional areas and suggested that a solution can be realized through Entrepreneurship, small business development and self-employment.
The Junior Achievement Company Programme is an annual Project which is managed by the Chamber, and supported by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and many business houses in St Kitts and Nevis.
Title Sponsors for the programme are the St Kitts Nevis and Anguilla National Bank Ltd and CIBC First Caribbean International Bank.
The objective of the initiative is to empower youth in the areas of entrepreneurship, partnerships & collaboration, savings, investing & wealth creation, ethical behaviour in the workplace and the environmental and social responsibilities of business enterprises.
An Official involved in the programme stated that approximately 70 individuals took part in the seminar.