Waitukubuli Entrepreneurs Lévé Graduation Cermony
The Waitukubuli Entrepreneurs Lévé group held its 3rd annual emerging entrepreneurs and business mentor retreat last week, and on Friday November 30th, held its graduation ceremony.
25 businesses are now in operation from 45 graduates of the WEL Program.
Mr. John Roach, Chief Youth Development Officer, says in 2011 Dominica was among the top five nominees in the world for the Champion Catalyzer Award as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week for program impact.
Mr. Ivan Fontaine, WEL Graduate 2012, says habits such as being punctual, on time, disciplined are those that will help them succeed in business.
He says the WEL program is essential for anyone wishing to start a business or those who are interested in keeping the economy going.
The Keynote Speaker for the graduation ceremony was Mr. Allen Chastanet a former Minister of Tourism in St. Lucia, and Chairman of Coco Plam Hotel.
In his life he has had incredible stories of business at its best and ways that one can overcome the odds and work hard at what they do with a successful business plan.
He says success is where preparedness meets opportunity.
He encourages the graduates to work hard at their craft, research and prepare for their futures. Only then will they be successful at whatever they want to achieve in life.