Added to that discussion is the view that every opportunity ought to be given to young people, mentoring them into the field of entrepreneurship and becoming influential stakeholders in their national economy.
It is therefore with this in mind, along with the pursuit of other goals, that the Department of Youth Empowerment in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat is piloting the Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity, (CEBO), Entrepreneurship Training Programme in the town of Sandy Point this week.
The 5th – 9th November workshop will cater to youth age 16 to 29 years and will explore the techniques of starting and running a business which the young people will actually do on day four and five.
The event will be held at the Sandy Point Community Center and a brief opening ceremony has been scheduled for Monday morning at 8:30am.
Those down to speak at the function are the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Glenn Phillip and CARICOM’s Programme Manager for Youth and Community Development, Dr. Hilary Brown.
According to a release from government, both Dr. Brown and Minister Phillip will also be available to field questions from the media at the event.