Industry leaders and young talent offer input on ‘Zero to Hero’ digital entrepreneurship programme

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The final meeting in a series of consultations on the curriculum framework for the proposed ‘Zero to Hero’ digital entrepreneurship programme was held on 6 February 2019 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The University of the West Indies Open Campus is developing ‘Zero to Hero’ with assistance from COL. The programme aims to increase the number of secondary school learners who qualify to enter the workforce or tertiary education in the Caribbean by enabling non-completers, early school leavers and young persons whose education has been disrupted to take competency-based courses through mobile, blended and online modalities in areas related to digital entrepreneurship.

COL consultant Dr Nancy George spoke on the value of the stakeholder engagement process, saying “the data gathered from almost 100 representatives of employers, business organisations, training agencies, professional bodies and young persons with an interest in digital entrepreneurship, is key to informing the structure and focus of the curriculum framework.”

PHOTO: Young people participating in the COL-supported consultation for the proposed ‘Zero to Hero’ digital entrepreneurship programme

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