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Residents of Lionel Town and surrounding communities in Clarendon are slated to benefit from a workshop, which will provide them with information on income generation through small business development and opportunities for training.
The event, which will be held on the grounds of the Bethel United Church of Jesus in Lionel Town, is being organised by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) and the Lionel Town Training Institute under the theme: ‘The Way Forward for Lionel Town – Training and Entrepreneurship.’
The meeting, which will feature presentations from HEART Trust/NTA, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), among others, is targeted at unemployed persons, and sugar workers formerly employed to the Monymusk Sugar Factory in the parish.
Chairperson for the Lionel Town Training Institute Community Management Committee, Pastor Broderick Whyte, said that if the Institute could “bring on stream a system” to certify the displaced sugar workers, then other industries might offer them employment.
The members of the Committee are also concerned about the employment prospects of persons, who have completed training, and will be exploring ways in which they can offer assistance in that regard.
The Lionel Town Training Institute, which is an educational outreach programme of the Bethel United Church of Jesus, began operations in October 2007. The institute offers training in food preparation, and courses in early childhood education, general office administration and electrical installation in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA.