Students of the Barrouallie Technical Institute (BARTEC) will have an opportunity to receive entrepreneurial and business development training this month, at a four-day Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Training (YOUBET) Seminar.

YOUBET was developed by the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED) as part of its focus on empowering youths in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The goal of YOUBET is to expose young people to entrepreneurial and business education, as a means of encouraging them to seek alternative avenues for employment creation and income generation. The programme also seeks to nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship.

This month’s training will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 12-15 at the Barrouallie Technical Institute. The students are pursuing studies in Data Operations, Food and Drinks, Food Preparation, and Garment Production at BARTEC.

The YOUBET seminar will be facilitated by Business Consultant Marlyn Richards, who will introduce and expose students to information that will help them to identify business opportunities, requirements for starting a business and business planning.

Close to 40 students will benefit from the training.