The Taiwan Technical Mission in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College visited the Laborie community on Saturday June 4 to promote the Upskilling Jennes Incubator and Business Coaching Programme.
The programme is a component of the Upskilling Academy Jennes Programme now being offered at SALCC and fully funded by the Government of Taiwan.
Over 100 Laborians signed up to be part of the programme – some with existing businesses who need coaching, and others looking for opportunities for self-employment.
The Taiwan Ambassador encouraged the audience to embrace the opportunity to accelerate; announcing additional vocational training for 70 secondary school leavers noting that “when we invest in young people, we invest in the future”.
Parliamentary representative for Laborie/Augier, Alva Baptiste was also on hand to lend support to the recruiting activity and encourage young people to take advantage of the opportunity for training to help develop and grow the economy.
The ‘Incubator for Start-up Enterprises’ is a three-month programme designed specifically for women and youth start-up entrepreneurs.
It will take the form of seminars and workshops that take place in blocks and are structured to continuously build the knowledge of participants so that they are fully equipped to handle entrepreneurial projects.