Roseau, Dominica – September 25, 2008……. Twenty (20) students from the Dominica State College are among the first batch of sixty (60) university students to be trained on how to identify and develop a response to opportunities within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). These students, selected from the various faculties within the DSC, will travel to Jamaica from September 30th to October 4th 2008. Twenty (20) students from other Caribbean countries will travel from Suriname to Barbados and the other twenty will travel from Belize to Trinidad and Tobago.
The objective of this project is to engage the next generation in the Caribbean in identifying career opportunities in the field with regard to wage employment, self- employment and starting a business within the CSME. The project is an activity of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat CSME Public Education Programme facilitated with the assistance from the 9th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Integration Support Programme (CISP).
A series of engagements have been arranged with the Ministries/Departments responsible for Labour, Commerce and Immigration and for the local issuing of CARICOM Skills Certificates. In addition, companies such as the local stock exchange, the Central Bank, a regional service company and a large regional financial institution will also be visited. The students are expected to engage in discussions with the senior personnel of these institutions.
Students will be organized in groups of five (5) to cover the following categories:
Movement of Skills
Movement of Capital and the Rights of Establishment
Provision of Services
Free movement of goods
Accompanying the students will be Ms. Brenda Magloire, Trade Officer in the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Consumer and Diaspora Affairs and CSME Focal Point and Ms. Careen Prevost, Business Management Teacher of the Dominica State College.