September 2020 saw the culmination of a five week Youth Business International (YBI) Entrepreneurial Training Programme hosted by the Saint Lucia Youth Business Trust (SLYBT).
The community based training programme formed part of a regional project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank for the sole purpose of providing young entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge necessary to create and sustain self – employment opportunities.
Ten entrepreneurs from the community of Micoud successfully completed the training programme and were awarded certificates for this achievement.
Ideally themed, “Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Caribbean Youth,” the programme exposed participants to the critical areas of Business Idea Generation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Resource Management, Brand Development, Financial Management and Strategic Management.
Participants completed a total of 60 contact hours from August 3rd 2020 to September 2nd 2020 which comprised of physical content delivery as well as field testing and market surveys.