THE Barbados based Caribbean Export Development Agency is this week hosting a Regional Service Exports Pilot Training Programme “Services Go Global” in Saint Lucia.
This exports development programme was developed with the aim of preparing and equipping local service providers to take advantage of trading opportunities in the global market. It is intended to increase the export of services from CARIFORUM Countries to the E.U, Canada and the U.S market.
The four-day training which started yesterday is being held at the Coco Palm Hotel Conference Room. It brings together regional trainers from Belize, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Saint Lucia, who will be assessed for certification. The certification team will comprise officials from Caribbean Export, GIZ, Global Links Network and the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (CNSC). Trainers will co-deliver the entire “Services Go Global” course over the four days.
‘SERVICES Go Global’ is an instructor-led, competency-based export training programme aimed at building the export capacity of service providers. The programme follows a logical, sequenced approach to service exporting. It provides a Roadmap that takes exporters, SME firms or persons with intent to export through four stages and twelve modules of export preparation, based on globally accepted strategies and best practices.
This Regional Programme, which targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs), will enable participants to: develop an export plan for their business; gain certification for becoming export-ready; become competitive and penetrate new markets regionally and internationally; boost innovation and competitiveness through exposure to new ideas; enhance credibility through participation in the global marketplace; earn foreign exchange and increase profits; understand the modes of service delivery and increase their market share and specialization.