Jamaican Entrepreneurs To Get Millions In Funding
- Published on Friday, 24 August 2012 09:53
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(Caribbean 360 News): KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday, August 23, 2012 – The Jamaican government has doubled its allocation of grants available to entrepreneurs through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Steps-to-Work programme.
The ministry now has some JAM$42 million available in entrepreneurial grants this year to disburse in assisting people across the island to establish small businesses.
This amount represents a 100 per cent increase over last year’s allocation, and will see participants in Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) households, who are engaged in the Steps-to-Work project, receiving up to JAM$100,000.00 in grant funding.
Addressing participants at the closing ceremony of the PATH/Steps-to-Work programme, at the Cambridge High School recently, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, said that investing in a person’s education; and improving his or her skills, are sure ways of improving productivity.
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