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Sandals/SDC partner for entrepreneurial training

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Sandal Resorts International (SRI) in the Montego Bay region -Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Inn — will partner with the Social Development Commission to host a two-day training session at Sandals Inn for aspiring entrepreneurs from the rural areas of St James between June 27 and 28.

The workshop seeks to expose participants with innovative product ideas to methods of product development and packaging.

Under the expert eyes of the Bio-tech Research & Development Institute (BRDI), participants will undergo practical training in the creation of cosmetic and nutraceutical products such as herbal soaps and lotions, body washes, and scrubs, natural deodorants, herbal creams, ointments and supplements, among others. This will be followed by a theory-based session of drafting business plans, models, budgets and marketing plans.

“We (Sandals) look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with the SDC as we are commissioned to maintain sustainable opportunities for job creation and growth. It is our hope that with much guidance and support, some of these merchandises will be able to compete on the global market,” noted SRI Regional Public Relations Manager (Montego Bay), Khadine Daley.

“This is one of numerous avenues that have been inaugurated by the Sandals Resorts to assist with prospects for wealth creation, which have benefitted over 100 business-minded folk for the past four years”.

Application forms for the workshop are currently available at the SDC Office at 1a Albion Road, Montego Bay, St James.

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