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Barbados: UWI ENTREPRENEURSHIP PUSH

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus has entered a partnership to provide entrepreneurs with relevant training critical to the effective execution of their entrepreneurial ventures.

Yesterday, the Centre for Professional Development and Life-long Learning (CPDLL) and Lumin Consulting Inc., signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to govern the delivery of short courses and certificate programmes over the next five years.

Under the agreement, the CPDLL will house, administer and market online, face-to-face, and blended short courses and certificate programmes in entrepreneurship and innovation developed by the Lumin Consulting Inc. coordinated PitchIT Caribbean programme.

The project falls under a US $1.5 million grant from the Government of Canada and under execution by INFODEV/WORLD Bank, targeting the 14 English-speaking CARICOM islands.

According to Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, The UWI is pleased to provide another avenue to assist in unlocking the potential of Caribbean entrepreneurs, through providing opportunities to enhance their skills or learn new ones.

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