EPDU Pledges To Assist Young People Develop Their Entrepreneurial Skills

The recently formed Entrepreneurial and Professional Development Unit (EPDU) has pledged to deliver on its mandate to assist young people in developing their entrepreneurial skills.

The unit became officially operational in September 2013 under the guidance of the Adult and Continuing Education Division.

Programme Officer with responsibility to head the EPDU, Desiree Richards, said the main focus of the unit is to provide assistance to the nation’s youth in their entrepreneurial and professional development.
Mrs. Richards said the unit will help to develop the business skills of persons who would have benefited from the programmes of the Adult and Continuing Education Division.

Meanwhile, Senior Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, John George, said the Entrepreneurial and Professional Development Unit (EPDU) is crucial to the advancement of adult learners.

Speaking on NBC’s Face to Face programme this morning, Mr. George said the unit will help to ensure that persons, who acquire skills through the Adult and Continuing Education Division, are prepared for the job market.