Private sector engages SEBI to offer practical courses to improve their businesses

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The private and public sectors have engaged the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI) to offer practical course to improve their businesses.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Dr Professor Ivelaw Griffith, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) in a recent interview that a number of short term courses will be rolled out soon.

“There are a number of individual small businesses looking to see how on the business side, on the accounting side, on the customer service side, we can offer not only degree programmes but short courses,” Professor Griffith said.

Tailored certified short course can range from three weeks to a year and seeks to develop the practical skills of businesses and organisations.

One private company has already engaged the SEBI for customer service courses. Professor Griffith said “partnership conversation” has also begun with the Ministry of Public Service and the Guyana Defence Force within the public sector.

UG launched its SEBI two weeks ago with the aim of improving the entrepreneurial and business skills within the private and public sectors.

The rebranding of existing programmes along with the new programmes being offered seeks to bridge “what gaps exist based upon what private sector needs are (and what) public sector needs are” Professor Griffith explained.

Programmes offered by SEBI will be available for the September semester. Professor Griffith noted the new School is an example of the “curricula innovation (and) curricula reforms” being undertaken by the tertiary institution.

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