Entrepreneurial Workshop & Rap Session Set For Mandeville, Jamaica

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Jonathan Savoy, 14 years old rapper (Photo by Matthew Williams)

Young people are our future, and with proper guidance, training and mentoring their natural God-given talents and creativity can be channelled to positive and progressive endeavours.

 Countrystyle Community Tourism Network (CCTN), in association with Young Women/ Men for Purpose (YWOP/YMOP), is unleashing the potential of our young people by organising a ‘Countrystyle Youth Entrepreneurial Workshop/Rap Session’ on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 9.00am – 1.00pm at the Mandeville Hotel, 4 Hotel Street, Mandeville.  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Marcia Brandon, Founder and Managing Director of the Caribbean Centre for Excellence and Sustainable Livelihoods in Barbados.
 
Dr Brandon, a Jamaican who has been training entrepreneurs worldwide for the past five years, is a social entrepreneur, with expertise in NGO management & sustainability, business mentoring, youth entrepreneurship & youth development as well as partnership building and connecting. She has been lauded as a pioneer in youth entrepreneurship development globally.
 
Entrepreneurship, according to businessdictionary.com is ‘the capacity and willingness to develop, organise and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit.’ With ‘hands-on’ and practical exercises this workshop will prepare our young people for entrepreneurship as it will cover the mindset, behaviours and the characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur. 
 
Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages CCTN/VAB) Villages as Businesses – an organization developed to give training, business development and marketing support to communities, is responsible for organising this entrepreneurial workshop. Diana McIntyre-Pike, Founder and President of CCTN/VAB, is world renowned for creating Community Experience tours, spreading the vision of economically sustainable communities and preparing villages to participate in Community Tourism.
 
To attend ‘Countrystyle Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop’, it is advisable that you register in advance. There is a contribution of only $500 per person to cover the cost of refreshments and workshop materials. For further information call 876-507-6326
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