JA Dominica Embarks on Manufacturers Initiative

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Natasha Yeeloy-Labad, Executive Director of JA Dominica

Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) in collaboration with Junior Achievement Dominica (JA), on Tuesday June 17th launched the “Make Something to Sell” initiative.

The initiative is being introduced as a pilot, involving creative youths, unemployed persons, Junior Achievement Dominica and the 4-H Clubs in Dominica.

Natasha Yeeloy-Labad, Executive Director of JA Dominica says this is a great initiative for persons who would like to become entrepreneurs in manufacturing or related fields.

Administered under the theme “Innovate, Create and Manufacture Now” the project aims to cultivate and encourage innovation in productive sectors within the local Economy.

The project also comprises competitions in the viable business category, Business Innovation & Creativity, Green Business Price, Access Award, Young Achiever Award, Young Manufacturers Award and Environmental Business Award.

Yeeloy-Labad says these awards are intended to motivate and encourage potential and prospective manufacturing enterprises.

Public Relations Officer of DMA, Severin Mckenzie

Public Relations Officer of DMA, Severin Mckenzie

Also at the function, Public Relations Officer of DMA, Severin Mckenzie says the Association believes that the future of the manufacturing sector in Dominica depends on the youth, adding that this type of initiative will inspire more young people to participate in manufacturing activities.

It is not only for young persons he stated but for budding individuals wanting to produce something.

Interested persons can visit the JA Office on #4 Fort Lane in Roseau. Registration fee is $10.

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