We are gravely concerned about the employment prospects for many of our secondary school graduates who soon appear destined to join the ranks of the unemployed. However, we are aware that simply expressing our concern does not help any of our graduates. Neither does it help any of those currently unemployed, under-employed, or frustrated with their employment.
The foreseen problem is an increase in illegal acts by desperate persons who think that they are out of options. One obvious preventative solution is to train individuals to start and grow profitable businesses, thus providing them with a viable option – and a tangible hope. Ideally, this training should commence after the secondary school examinations and finish before the end of this school term.
We have identified and published workable solutions to the major problems hindering Barbados’ development at SolutionsBarbados.com. All of the solutions require Government to manage the implementation of the solution, except this one. To implement this solution, the public, especially graduating students and those currently unemployed, are invited to a free workshop where they will be trained to start home-based businesses, with little to no start-up money. The training is scheduled to start on Monday 20th June at 6:00 pm sharp in the Combermere School Hall, and run for 3 weeks.
No business experience or academic qualifications are required. However, participants should bring a pen and paper to take notes and write their ideas. It should be clarified that participants will be trained to start and grow profitable businesses that they can operate from their homes. The workshop is not an academic exercise about writing business plans. Rather, participants are expected to start operating their new businesses during the workshop.
If you know anyone who is: unemployed, under-employed, engaging in illegal activity because they feel that they have no other options, wasting time on the block, or a former prison inmate who cannot find employment, then please encourage them not to squander this opportunity.