1. Train 150 at-risk youth in digital skills and entrepreneurship during 2020
N.C.B. ICON Lab
In 2019, The Trust for the Americas partnered with N.C.B. Foundation and the MICO University to promote digital skills among Jamaican Youth. The N.C.B. ICON Lab offers youth between 16 to 30-years-old access technology and coaching to promote digital, entrepreneurship, and life skills.
N.C.B. ICON promotes an entrepreneurial and learning mindset, for Jamaican youth to become referents and change agents in their communities. ICON is an acronym for Innovative, Creative, Outstanding, and Nationalistic. This lab is the first to provide skills for tomorrow to vulnerable youth in Jamaica and facilitates leadership and job-readiness combined with innovation and entrepreneurship.
To promote an entrepreneurial mindset, access to employment, and technology-driven ventures to at-risk youth in Jamaica, through access to a collaborative space with quality training, and links to an entrepreneurship ecosystem.
2. Benefit 300 people through access to collaborative spaces and innovation methodologies.
3. Promote awareness about the skills of tomorrow and the future of work.
Adapting the physical space
Entrepreneurship, life skills, and digital skills (including Augmented Reality – A.R.)
Economic incentives to promising ventures
Advisory, mentorships, and networks
Progress and effect through built-in evaluation methods