“It’s not about where you come from, it’s where you go” is the theme of the session on youth entrepreneurship, which will be moderated by Fayval Williams, Minister for Education and Youth and MP for St Andrew Eastern.
The event will take place on Sunday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. at Escarpment Road Park in Hermitage, St Andrew.
The session aims to help young adults harness their ability and drive to develop, organize and manage a business and seize the myriad of financial and entrepreneurial opportunities available locally.
Williams commented, “As the global economy continues to evolve and move away from tradition, we need to engage our young people in the financial opportunities that await them. Financial planning, investing and entrepreneurship are all necessary perspectives that young people need to be exposed to, and so we are delighted to partner with some of Jamaica’s youngest and brightest entrepreneurs who have come from the communities surroundings of this constituency.
She added: “We hope to inspire our young people and have them come away from the session brimming with knowledge and bright ideas.”
Local entrepreneurs Ricardo Allen of One on One Educational Services, Tyrone Wilson of iCreate Institute, Keisha Bailey of Profit Jumpstarter and Larren Peart of Bluedot Insights will speak at the event.
During the session, Williams will offer 15 scholarships to individuals. These scholarships include five Money Blueprint courses, five Individual Educational Services scholarships, and five iCreate courses.
Additionally, the First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union will host a discussion on investment opportunities for young people and advice on creating a business plan/account.