JAMPRO receives Services Go Global training to assist Jamaican SMEs in the export of services

Kingston, Jamaica: The JAMPRO administrated Jamaica Coalition of Service Industries (JCSI) recently participated in a Services Go Global training programme that is geared towards improving the region’s capacity in the export of services.

The Caribbean Export Development Agency in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Caribbean Network of Services Coalitions (C-NSC) hosted this programme which was held from September 22 – 25, 2014 in Barbados. The programme was designed to prepare trainers in the Caribbean deliver a high impact twelve module training session for exporters of services.

While the three-day programme was mainly targeted to SMEs; government entities were encouraged to participate as it provided knowledge and best practices to support the service sector. Jamaica’s participants included Robert Scott, Vice President of Export and Market Development, JAMPRO; Kelli-Dawn Hamilton, Consulting Officer, JAMPRO and Dr. Nsombi Jaja, a veteran management consultant.

Robert Scott indicated that the group was exposed to a roadmap for success which covered critical areas needed for exporters of services to access foreign markets. “Similar to the export of goods, there are certain intricacies that our exporters must be prepared to understand and overcome in order to assess global markets”. The course emphasised the use of social media strategies in order to access international markets, amongst other techniques.

The Services Go Global programme is expected to have a regional launch in January 2015. Jamaican exporters will be able to access these programmes through the JCSI at JAMPRO after this launch.

Published Date: 
Monday, October 13, 2014
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