A Jamaica Emerging Manufacturers’ and Services (JEMS) Village is among the new features at the 2018 Expo Jamaica trade fair, slated for the National Arena and National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston from April 19 to 22.The Village, aimed at enhancing patrons’ experience, will showcase micro and small business industries, including castor oil, nutraceuticals, beauty and spa care, aromatherapy, and bamboo products.Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency’s head office in Kingston, Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) Executive Director, Imega Breese McNab, said while 42 booth spaces were reserved for the JEMS Village, “to date we have sold more than (these); so (this is) clear testament that there are businesses which are looking for (exposure through) this (type of) platform.”“From the previous expo, we realized that there were small and medium businesses that did not have the funds to purchase the larger booths. So we thought it would be helpful to (provide) an area within the exhibition that allowed the smaller businesses to showcase their products/services. This would also facilitate interactions between the exhibitors of micro and small businesses and the buyers on a stage that they would never (otherwise) have had (in order to have an) opportunity to engage (with each other),’ she noted.Mrs. McNab explained that there are specific selection criteria for businesses interested in and desirous of benefiting from the JEMS Village initiative.“We are looking to support companies that are earning less than $20 million annually, those that are tax compliant and registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica and are employing less than 10 persons. All of this information is required before selection… is considered,” she said.Mrs. McNab also indicated that a park and ride service for the patrons is another new feature.“We are encouraging patrons… to drive to Kings House, park their vehicles there and hop onto one of the shuttle buses that will be heading to the expo venues. It is free parking and transportation,” she informed.The Executive Director said this is to ensure ease of travel and prevent congestion for the 20,000 persons expected to attend the event.She also advised that patrons will be admitted to the expo through a new entrance at the National Indoors Sports Centre that connects them the National Arena, thereby affording them access to exhibitors in both buildings.Another new addition is the ‘Fun Zone’ which includes a petting zoo featuring animals from the Hope Zoo.“There will also be popcorn, Snow Cones and cotton candy (being served), and a bounce-a-bout and rock climber,” Mrs. McNab further said.Additionally, the Food Court will be expanded across the entire front area of the arena.“Caribbean Broilers (CB) are back on board as the official food court partners. CB has indicated its intention to build out a more elaborate and bigger food court to better cater to the needs of the over 20,000 patrons who pass through the show annually,” she said.Meanwhile, Mrs. McNab advised that new partner, Wisynco, has sealed its commitment to the show and will be assisting in making the event eco-friendly by using various platforms to educate patrons on the need for recycling and keeping the environment clean through its various initiatives.There will also be a farmers market, coordinated by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, for persons who may be seeking produce.The Jamaica Manufacturers Association and Jamaica Exporters Association are collaborating with Jamaica Promotions Corporation for the biennial trade show’s 46th staging this year under the theme: ‘Advancing Breakthroughs’.General admission is $800 for adults, $200 for children under 12; and free for youngsters two years and under.Patrons can purchase tickets online at www.expojamaica.com. Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency’s head office in Kingston, Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) Executive Director, Imega Breese McNab, said while 42 booth spaces were reserved for the JEMS Village, “to date we have sold more than (these); so (this is) clear testament that there are businesses which are looking for (exposure through) this (type of) platform.” Story Highlights Mrs. McNab explained that there are specific selection criteria for businesses interested in and desirous of benefiting from the JEMS Village initiative. A Jamaica Emerging Manufacturers’ and Services (JEMS) Village is among the new features at the 2018 Expo Jamaica trade fair, slated for the National Arena and National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston from April 19 to 22.
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But Modi’s experience has shown him that India has no good military options to compel changes in Pakistan’s behaviour; each option comes with unacceptable costs to India, Always need your support & blessings. pictwittercom/zZydNA0Y4v — Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) December 19 2016 Earlier the director had met Subramanian Swamy and exchanged notes on Emergency with him While the film has the name Indu in its title it is believed that the movie will not have a direct reference to the late PM Indira Gandhi Also music composers Anu Malik and Bappi Lahiri are coming together for the first time to create music for Indu Sarkar Also read |I have the capacity to carry a film on my shoulder: KirtiKulhari The film has Delhi as a backdrop and will be shot in the national capital Mumbai and Pune The National Award-winning director Madhur has planned to wrap up the movie in 35-40 days The movie will go on floors in the first week of December More from the world of Entertainment: We just can’t wait to see yet another realistic hard-hitting film from the director’s stable Stay tuned for more updates For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: September 2 2014 12:57 am The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols (Source: PTI) Related News BY:Anoop K Satpathy and Nikhil Raj But will a nodal ministry at the Centre solve all issues in a federal structure such as ours India stands at the cusp of a demographic dividend and several people have expressed the urgent need to leverage this dividend to enable jumps in GDP growth The formation of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) signalled the high priority attached to skill development The NSDM created three distinct structures namely the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development the Skill Development Coordination Board at the Planning Commission and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) The first two were subsequently shelved and replaced by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) The NSDC however was retained as an entity under the NSDM Now the NDA government has brought all skill development initiatives under one umbrella ministry probably motivated by various governance and management issues Rapid change in the policy focus on skill development with attendant modifications in governance structures reflected that initially the preferred approach was for the implementation to be done in mission mode rather than as a regular Centrally sponsored scheme But the mission mode approach failed to achieve the desired momentum and monitor and regulate the activities of various stakeholders thereby undermining the delivery of sufficient numbers of skilled manpower to potential employers It also showed that skill development initiatives both in government and the private sector were far too stretched and hence needed to be coordinated and monitored by a nodal agency There were about 17 ministries and departments directly or indirectly contributing to skill development Apart from the NSDC the ministries of labour and employment and human resource development were deeply involved During the last few years however the focus seems to have shifted from developing suitable implementation strategies for these ministries and departments The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols The governance management quality assurance and monitoring frameworks are at variance across various skill development schemes Even for similar types of skills or trades provisions differ in terms of target groups per-trainee cost duration curriculum pedagogy competency testing and certification systems Skills gap analysis is yet to be institutionalised as a process that informs the design and implementation of skill development programmes Skills required by the manufacturing sector which needs a relatively high dose of capital investment do not find many service providers (apart from the established Industrial Training Institutes) Assuming that budgetary resources have not been a constraint the supply-demand mismatch continues to be a critical gap Further in terms of growth in the rural non-farm sector skill development in rural areas was seen to provide in situ opportunities of employment for youth However skills training at present is largely confined to urban locations (at best district headquarters) and industrially advanced regions within states With no emphasis on imparting “marketable skills” and poor linkages between training and post-training employment there have been few improvements in the labour market outcome of training in terms of improved earnings Largescale outsourcing by big players in the skill development space to smaller players at the local level (apparently against the programme guidelines of various schemes) further affected the quality of the workforce being trained In practice even if employment were assured under certain schemes the tenure of employment provided was not sustainable The follow-up by private providers was limited to ensuring continued employment The aggregate picture was of a number of scattered initiatives working towards a national agenda The urgency to put skill development at the core of the development agenda is reflected in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi refers to as the trio of “skill speed and scale” The formation of the new ministry of skill development needs to be viewed in this perspective But even as the government gives physical shape to the skill development ministry there are a few aspects that warrant deliberation to build a more cohesive implementation design for skill development For instance will the NSDA emerge as a regulatory standardisation and oversight body (such as the AICTE) much needed in the lower-rung skills space Further with the NSDC to be merged with the new ministry any change in the autonomy of similar agencies will have to be jointly agreed on by government and industry as a number of private companies contribute to the NSDC’s skill development targets The HRD ministry’s target of skilling 50 million persons and the ministry of labour’s target of skilling 100 million people is largely sought to be achieved through the expansion of polytechnics and the Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) respectively Designing relevant course curriculum evaluation and certification will require detailed discussion Large programmes such as the Craftsmen Training Scheme managed by the labour ministry that have elaborate institutional structures for delivery will be difficult to merge and need to be considered if the ministry is not to become yet another coordinating and review platform With a number of departments providing similar skills particularly those at the base of the skill pyramid de-duplication of effort is needed for improved efficiency in resource utilisation And what about a closer look at the programmes and agencies engaged in the skill development of people at the upper rungs of the skill pyramid What about the University Grants Commission the AICTE and the Medical Council of India Would these be left out or be brought under the skill development ministry Do we take that the skill development ministry is mandated only for skill development of persons at the lower rungs of the skill pyramid Will convergence at the Central level solve all pertinent issues relating to skill development in a federal structure such as ours and when vocational training and skill development is listed as a subject matter under the Concurrent List Almost all skill development programmes are implemented by respective departments at the state level and inter alia through their nodal agencies at the district level Viewed from this perspective it is safe to conclude that unless convergence is concurrently taking place at the state level its full benefits at the aggregate level may not reach target groups In the short run however the state skill development missions that have been set up under the leadership of respective chief ministers could serve as umbrella entities to liaise with the new ministry Better matching of supply with demand imparting quality skills and improved labour market outcomes for trainees should ideally form the nucleus of the agenda for the new ministry with adequate focus on standardisation of content skill-testing and certification systems Finally there is a need to improve governance management and monitoring at all levels leading to greater accountability The writers are at the VV Giri National Labour Institute Noida For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express 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