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The Saint Lu­cia Youth Busi­ness Trust, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture plus Ju­nior Achieve­ment and Op­tions De­signs, is pleased to an­nounce the open­ing of reg­is­tra­tion for the GEW “Fash­ion­trepreneur” com­pe­ti­tion slated for Novem­ber 20, 2016 un­der the theme “Har­ness­ing the En­tre­pre­neur in You(th)”.

This com­pe­ti­tion forms part of the bea­con ac­tiv­i­ties sched­uled for Global En­trepreneur­ship Week (GEW) Saint Lu­cia and seeks to show­case fresh tal­ent in the area of fash­ion de­sign. De­signs should be in­spired by the GEW logo “The Com­pass” and in­clude no less than four of the logo band of colours.

All short­listed reg­is­trants will re­ceive train­ing to im­prove tech­niques and de­sign, as well as build an ef­fec­tive busi­ness model. The com­pe­ti­tion will con­tinue be­yond Novem­ber 20 with ad­di­tional train­ing in busi­ness plan de­vel­op­ment fa­cil­i­tated by GEW part­ners SALCC and Mon­roe Col­lege. The de­signer demon­strat­ing great­est po­ten­tial in the cat­e­gories of de­sign and busi­ness plan de­vel­op­ment will be awarded a seed fund to start or strengthen their en­ter­prise.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the com­pe­ti­tion is open un­til Oc­to­ber 7 with short­listed can­di­dates iden­ti­fied by Oc­to­ber 13. The com­pe­ti­tion is open to ap­pli­cants ages 16-35 and reg­is­tra­tion forms can be found on the GEW SLU Face­book page, as well as at the St. Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce sec­re­tar­iat, lo­cated at the Amer­i­can Dry­wall Build­ing, Vide Bouteille, Cas­tries.

GEW 2016 will be cel­e­brated from Novem­ber 14 to 20. Plan­ning for the cel­e­bra­tion of a suc­cess­ful GEW is on­go­ing with a se­ries of part­ners' meet­ings sched­uled for the north and south of the is­land.

Con­tact or call 452-3165 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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