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The 2019 cohort of the Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme make a ceremonial “woosh” at the final ceremony. (Photo contributed)

Registration open for Scotiabank Jamaica’s Vision Achiever

The 2019 cohort of the Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme make a ceremonial “woosh” at the final ceremony. (Photo contributed)

Scotiabank Jamaica has opened registration for the 2020 instalment of its Vision Achiever programme.

This year’s programme will take place between April and July 2020. Registration closes on March 8, 2020.

Scotiabank Jamaica’s headquarters in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. (File photo)

Business owners who apply stand to benefit from specialised training valued over JM$20 million. The financial institution will select 25 entrepreneurs who will take part in a 17-week programme that comprises a seven-module-coaching course designed to impart the core competencies required for running a profitable business. These will include sales, systemising business processes, marketing, and understanding business financials.

“We offer a holistic approach to business development. Our focus is not only on the provision of financial solutions; we also have a strong commitment to ensure that we are helping to build the SME sector and ultimately help to grow Jamaica,” said Kaysia Johnson Vaughan, Scotiabank’s senior manager, SME.

Scotiabank’s Kaysia Johnson-Vaughan and Development Bank of Jamaica General Manager Eddison Galbraith speaking before the #SERMaF seminar in 2016.
(Photo: Twitter @ScotiaCaribbean)

To date, over 250 entrepreneurs have benefited from the training. Scotiabank has offered the Vision Achiever programme to select small business customers as part of its mission to build the capacity of the SME sector since 2011.

To be eligible, applicants must be a sole proprietor, or in a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company in operation for a minimum of two years. Entrepreneurs should also be above the age of 21 and a Jamaican national in good credit standing.

“ Our focus is not only on the provision of financial solutions; we also have a strong commitment to ensure that we are helping to build the SME sector and ultimately help to grow Jamaica.”

— Kaysia Johnson Vaughan, Scotiabank Jamaica’s senior manager, SME

In addition, the business should generate an annual turnover of US$100,000 in the last fiscal year.

 To register for the programme, applicants may go online at www.scotiavisionachiever.com and include a paragraph (no more than 350 words) on why they should be selected and how participating in the Scotiabank Vision Achiever programme will benefit them.