Thirteen female entrepreneurs from the Colihaut constituency are being trained for the next four months in making cushions, pillow cases and curtains in the community of Dublanc.
The apprenticeship module was visited on Wednesday by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Parliamentary Representative for the Colihaut Constituency, Catherine Daniel.
Daniel told the trainees that the program provides an opportunity to provide employment for themselves and others.
“As you learn the skill, as you develop the skill it is not to keep to yourself,” she said. “We can see the domino effect for the other young people in the constituency, so it can be a side for income generating purposes.”
Meanwhile the Prime Minister said when his government launched the Small Business Support Program and the National Employment Program (NEP), they were geared towards providing employment and generating income.
“It was all geared towards getting people to examine their communities, look at their talents and assess their skills and to see what it is that we can do in my community to generate employment for ourselves,” he noted.
He said, having a big enterprise is a good thing, but he believed that the route of small enterprises is also very important.