A series of workshops are being held in the Stann Creek District to help students learn strategies to start their own businesses through the use of the internet. Correspondent Harry Arzu told us more about this initiative.
Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: Dr.Leo Obando who is an applied linguist will be conducting a series of lectures on e-commerce for tertiary level students. His first session starts today at the Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College. Dr.Obando told Love News that the initiative seeks to help students create their own jobs while working from home using the internet.
Dr.Leo Obando, Linguist: “The topic presentation is “E-commerce, job opportunities online from your home.” I’m going to use two case study scenarios for them to understand how to do it. For example I am the Executive Director for OIBC, Obando International Business Consultancy, a service company that specializes in translation and interpretation services. We do tutoring online, real estate and also project proposal writing. We’re going to look also at case study scenarios, private company and a public company and what are the pros and cons and what are the things you need to do to register a company, to patent your service or product and many of the things that could make you competitive and viable in this era.”
Harry Arzu, Stann Creek Correspondent: Dr.Obando also told Love News about another initiative he intends to carry out for primary school students.
Dr.Leo Obando, Linguist: “Well the other thing we are planning to do is launch a set of storytelling, drama, music show at the primary schools in Dangriga and we begin February 13 2020. The idea is to promote creative reading, writing and critical thinking.”