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JCDC and NYS to train young people in event management

Published:Sunday | March 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) in collaboration with the National Youth Service (NYS) has embarked on an Events and Production Management Training Programme, which will train approximately 50 young people from across the island from the age of 17 to 24 years old.

A weeklong residential training will kick-start tomorrow at the Kendal Camp and Conference Centre in Manchester at 9 a.m.

The participants in the programme will benefit from training in event planning, event budget preparation and monitoring, customer relations, elements of production, basic decor, set design and construction, first aid and fire safety, and basic protocol.

Upon completion, the participants will be assigned as event production assistants to work with the JCDC's 13 parish offices and the head office, primarily providing assistance in the execution of programmes and national, celebratory and commemorative events across the island.

Event management has grown rapidly in recent years and, as such, has become an important element in the conceptualisation, planning, and execution of successful events. This has provided tremendous opportunities for job creation to help develop the economic landscape of Jamaica while providing meaningful opportunities for the buttressing of the creative and cultural sector.