JAMPRO and UWI Open Campus to provide training for Exporters

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation, (JAMPRO) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus have officially launched the online version of JAMPRO’s export development workshop titled “A Step by Step Guide to Exporting”. The workshop will begin on October 13, 2019.

The Step by Step Guide to Exporting has traditionally been hosted by JAMPRO at its Head Office in Kingston since 2010, however, to facilitate more exporters and export-ready companies, the Agency is collaborating with the UWI Open Campus to offer the workshop to persons across the island.

The 8-week workshop will focus on preparing companies for exporting to new markets, procedures to execute before exporting, and getting products into new markets. Over the years, the workshop has facilitated approximately 600 prospective exporters and it is hoped that with online access, more exporters will be able to empower themselves with the knowledge needed to access new markets and identify export opportunities.

JAMPRO President Diane Edwards noted that the online edition of the workshop was critical, as a significant cause of Jamaica's challenges with exporting is that our exporters do not have packaged, easy to access information to guide their exporting journey.  It is hoped that with this new online workshop, Jamaican companies will have information at their fingertips to facilitate their export business goals.

Ms. Edwards said, “Our aim is to see Jamaican companies penetrate new markets and to strengthen the international presence of those that are already doing business. With this new online workshop, we hope that more persons will be able to access this information and make wiser business decisions when managing the exporting process. This, we believe, will help exporters to have a better understanding of what is needed to go to new markets, and therefore increase our export sales from Jamaica.”

Dr. Luz Longworth, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWI Open Campus welcomed the partnership, saying, “The UWI Open Campus is delighted to be partnering with JAMPRO on this Step-By-Step Guide to Exporting workshop. As part of a regional university, The UWI Open Campus firmly believes that to remain relevant, it must be innovative in devising programmes to address the issues confronting the societies in which it operates. Export is vital to the Jamaican economy as it helps to generate much-needed foreign exchange.”

Published Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019
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