Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Youth Development and National Service, Foster Cummings says his ministry is looking to establish entrepreneurship hubs and a business park to create additional opportunities for the nation’s youths to develop their entrepreneurial potential.
Speaking at the virtual launch of the National Entrepreneurship Development Company’s (NEDCO) entrepreneurship week on Tuesday, Cummings said the exercise is part of his ministry’s commitment in expanding the youth development agenda.
He said, “While this conference targets all entrepreneurs, it aims to assist those who have not yet started a business, help persons to develop their business ideas and offers measures that many of you small business owners can use to scale up for growth.”
He said within the last six months his Ministry had already initiated a series of programmes geared toward empowering the youth, as well as “retooling and reskilling” them to become employable.
According to the Minister, more opportunities will be created for young people to get involved in the business of agriculture including a programme scheduled in collaboration between his ministry, the Agriculture Ministry, UWI and the Guyanese government.