iCreate has been approved, through its iCreate Institute digital training arm, as a Business Development Organisation with the Development Bank of Jamaica – Serve Jamaica grant programme.
Under this programme, the Ministry of Finance allocated $3 billion in grants and lines of credit to micro, small and medium enterprises impacted by COVID-19.
The programme encompasses three distinct products: the MSME Reserve Loan facility; the Go-Digital loan facility and the Go-Digital grant. The grant offers up to $300,000 to MSMEs towards
President of iCreate Institute Dominic Summers said with the approval, iCreate will offer its globally accredited training to business owners and enable them to upskill their staff and frow their services at a rapid pace.
iCreate anticipates a rapid take-up of the offerings.
“In just a short time of announcing, we envisage over 80 entrepreneurs and freelancers reaching out to iCreate for this service,” Summers said.
The iCreate Institute suite of services includes globally accredited courses from several of the world’s leading institutions, a digital library of tools and resources and digital sales support.
iCreate General Manager Shanan Smart said the programme would be of tremendous benefit in reinforcing to businesses the value of adopting digital technologies.
“Even as more organisations recognise the integral role that
technology plays in business success, many entrepreneurs are still looking for a feasible means of either entering or progressing within the digital realm. This programme provides that.”
Interested persons can visit GoDigital.iCreateEDU.com or dbankjm.com for more information.