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Barbados-U.S. Higher Education Partnership Invests in Youth Entrepreneurship

February 28, 2011

 

​The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean mission and Higher Education for Development (HED) announced a new, three-year Job Opportunity for Business Start-up (JOBS) initiative aimed at supporting the growth of an entrepreneurial culture and diversifying the service-oriented economies in this region.

This multi-year, USAID-HED sponsored partnership will strengthen the University of the West Indies Cave Hill School of Business’s Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship’s presence as the hub for innovative business training and growth in the Eastern Caribbean.
 
Indiana University Bloomington's Kelley School of Business has been selected to partner with the Cave Hill School of Business under JOBS to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in the region through updated degree and certificate programs focused on alternative energy initiatives, high-tech ventures, social entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship in cultural industries.
 
USAID Representative in Barbados James Goggin, expressing his delight for the program said, “A keystone of USAID’s cooperation program for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is to advance economic development through entrepreneurship. We are excited and honored to be forming this new partnership with the University of the West Indies and Indiana University, which will combine the energies of these institutions to address the challenge of creating new business opportunities in Barbados and its neighboring countries, especially for Caribbean young people.”

For the complete press release and details on the partnership, please visit the HED website.

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