Javea Women in Business Courses


Town Hall offers training opportunities to Mujeres Emprendedoras

Javea Women in Business and CREAMA organize five courses

Javea. Wednesday, 19 September 2011. T

The Department of Economic Development in Javea, in conjunction with CREAMA (the ‘Consortium for Economic and Business Recovery Activity in the Marina Alta’), has signed a cooperation agreement with the association Javea Women in Business (Mujeres Emprendedoras de Jávea, or MEJ) to offer five business training courses. The first of these courses, which began this week, is entitled “Business Strategy and Business Plan”. This course was fully booked, as is the second course “Market Analysis and Advertising”, which begins on Wednesday 26th October. The remaining courses are “Product and Pricing Policy” (November 2nd to December 7th), “Legal Forms of Business and Distribution Policy” (November 9th to December 14th) and “Grant Procurement” (November 16th to December 21st).

All the courses have 20-hour durations and will be held in the Adult Learning Centre (Escuela Permanente de Adultos, or E.P.A.) from 8.00pm to 10.00pm, a time slot tailored to the needs of the working women. Arline Francis-Kuhn, spokesperson for MEJ, explained that those interested in attending the courses can register via email on  moc.liamg|otcatnoc.jem#moc.liamg|otcatnoc.jem or through the association’s Facebook page. She also highlighted the high demand that there is for this type of training, proof of which is that the twenty available places on the first two courses have been filled with barely any advertising. Francis-Kuhn expressed her satisfaction with the evolution of the MEJ organisation, a dynamic forum for women who want to exchange business ideas as well as help those who want to launch their own projects or ideas.

Juan Luis Cardona, Councillor for Economic Development, highlighted the importance of women in business and acknowledged MEJ’s power and impetus, assets as important to growing a business as its commitment to further training, something in which the Town Hall can now collaborate. Cardona pointed out that through CREAMA they have been able to offer courses that have benefited some 75 people who have pursued continuing education and training opportunities. According to the Councillor, there are presently 560 people registered for training courses. However, the budget cuts have made them work extra hard and use their imagination to continue to provide excellent training activities.

Mayor José Chulvi praised the work of MEJ, “which in the last year has become a catalyst and driving force for women who, despite equality policies, still face handicaps when finding work”. He said that the organisation was, “ showing the way and generating enthusiasm for other women in otherwise difficult economic times”, confirming that the Town Hall was keen to continue to work closely with them, an example being the Women in Business Symposium planned for November, in collaboration with the Department of Equality.

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