The Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI) will be hosting a Presentation of Certificates Ceremony for beneficiaries of two training programmes aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises, through export development and standard certification. The ceremony will be held under the Theme, “Enhancing capacity for Service Export.” and is earmarked for February 24, 2017 at the Royal by Rex Resorts, Rodney Bay from 9:00 a.m.
Registered Day Spas will be recognised as becoming certified under levels I and II of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) Code of Practice for Beauty and Wellness Facilities –SLCP 13:2012. The Spa Certification Programme provided the opportunity for therapists with industry experience to upgrade their skills and competencies, and further improve the physical infrastructure for operating. This will ensure improvements in clients’ health and safety and the delivery of quality service by professionals and knowledgeable practitioners.
Approximately twenty-five (25) micro and small businesses, including solo-preneurs, participated in the “Service Go Global” Export Development Training Programme. Participants who have successfully completed Export Plans for their businesses will also be recognised for improving their export readiness and capacity to become competitive. The programme also provided coaching and mentoring, business development support, technical assistance and facilitated trade missions to markets of best bet.
These programs were implemented under grant funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) under the CSME Standby Facility. The objective of the fund is to enhance the capacity of service providers in order to increase trade in service exports and their integration into regional markets.
The SLCSI invites your media house to feature this auspicious event. For further information, please contact the Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries at telephone # 452 7864.