THE St Lucia Youth Business Trust continues on its mandate in providing training opportunities for MSME’s to help develop the attitudes, behaviours and actions of the young entrepreneurs and startups. In collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Youth Business Trusts in the region will host a series of In House and Community based training in the coming months. The CDB-Supported regional pilot venture entitled, “Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Caribbean Youth” will provide training and mentorship to young entrepreneurs and startups between the ages of 18 -35.
The Youth Business Trusts of Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, St Lucia and Dominica are part of the pilot and training will focus primarily on building the capacity of youth to create self-employment opportunities through, among other things, the provision of entrepreneurial training, finance and mentorship.
The initial phase of the CDB-Supported project in house training will train a cohort of only 20 applicants from across the island in the entrepreneurial areas of: Idea Generation, Resource Management, Brand Development, Finance Management and Strategic Management and all trainees will then be paired with mentors for a period of six months to one year.
The in-house training comprises of 30 hours of contact sessions over a period of three weeks facilitated by YBI trained facilitators, and young entrepreneurs who operate informal, micro and small businesses as well as persons with technical and vocational competencies are encouraged to register.
The first in house training which was originally scheduled for September 5th 2019 has now been rescheduled for 17th September 2019 at the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room , Bois D ‘Orange from 5:30pm. The community based training will be scheduled for the months of October/ November 2019.
All Interested young entrepreneurs are invited to submit an application form for review. For further information, project and training details, please contact the St Lucia Youth Business Trust.