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University of the South Pacific Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (#PEUMP) Scholarship
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MICRO-QUALIFICATION IN ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING A SMALL SEAFOOD BUSINESS
Applications are invited from suitable Solomon Islanders from the fisheries sector, such as small-scale seafood businesses, entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises, arts and craft, ocean artisans, seafood market vendors, fishers, and seafood sellers to undertake the above course at the Pacific TAFE, University of the South Pacific (USP).
Scholarships are being provided by the USP Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Programme (PEUMP) and the course will be offered on a two-week face-to-face basis in January or February 2021 at the USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) campus in Honiara.
This micro-qualification focuses on the fundamentals of establishing and operating a small seafood business, business models and business plans, marketing strategies, basic accounting, records and operational management, legislative requirements for business establishment and ongoing compliance. It will assist Pacific Islanders to operate their businesses successfully and help entrepreneurs to establish a new business.
A holder of this micro-qualification will be equipped with key skills that are required to work in small-scale seafood businesses, in small and medium enterprises, or as entrepreneurs, market or roadside vendors and seafood sellers. Having completed this micro-qualification, scholarship recipients can pursue further academic training to improve their recordkeeping, financial management, business management or management of supply chain logistics. The programme is divided into 3 modules delivered face-to-face over 10 days:
Module 1: Marketing environment of a seafood business
Module 2: Formulation of strategies in setting up/improving/expanding a seafood business
Module 3: Development of business plans
Applicants must have:
- Satisfactorily completed Year 12 level of education or equivalent;
- A good command of English reading and writing skills, including basic numeracy skills.
- Be engaged in a small seafood business or planning to start a small seafood business
- Any special case where the above requirements are not met can be approved by the Director or nominee on case by case basis
Training workshop is tentatively scheduled for January or February 2021.
WHAT IS COVERED:
The project will cover tuition fees only. Training programme includes meals during the ten days.
Deadline for application: November 25, 2020
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