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Barbadians and others interested in starting their own enterprise may sign up for the entrepreneurship course, currently available online through Government’s Employability Project.

After weeks of intense preparations, discussions with successful local entrepreneurs and a careful collection of material, the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is hosting the entrepreneurship course on the National Transformation Initiative’s (NTI) platform.

The Employability Project was conceptualised by the Ministry with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Caribbean office and the NTI. 

The latter provides the digital platform on which this and two other online, self-taught courses are already being delivered – Core Skills and Occupational Safety and Health.

A major objective of the initiative is to enhance employability among persons who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19.

As a targeted intervention, it seeks to demonstrate the benefits of supporting affected workers during this period and of building partnerships to ease their re-entry into the labour market, in the aftermath of COVID-19.  

Emphasis will therefore be placed on partnerships for employment – building partnerships with employers and workers’ organisations.

It is expected that participants who successfully complete this course would be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of entrepreneurship.  In addition, they will be awarded a certificate of completion.

The Ministry is inviting unemployed persons between ages 16 and 60 to register for the course by clicking here.

Persons are also reminded that the other courses – Core Skills and Occupational Safety and Health – remain available for participation. Prospective participants may sign up for these courses up to October 30, 2020.

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