Residents of Clarendon are invited to come out in their numbers for the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) ‘SRC in the Community’ exhibition to be held on June 30 at the clock in May Pen square.
The exhibition, which will showcase the products and services of the SRC, will also allow community members to engage with the Council regarding assistance to develop their business.
Acting Manager of Marketing and Corporate Communications at the SRC, Carolyn Rose Miller, told JIS News that the exhibition seeks to “take SRC to the community.”
“Persons know the name SRC but a lot of them don’t know what we do, and how we can help them,” she noted.
“The SRC is said to be the best kept secret, and so we are taking the information to the community about our capabilities,” she added.
The Council hosted exhibitions in Old Harbour and Linstead in St. Catherine in May and June, respectively, where community entrepreneurs were targeted.
“For Old Harbour Bay, they are good in fish and bammies, so we told them how they could diversify their bammies by doing flavoured bammies, and explained that SRC can help them,” she pointed out.
Mrs. Rose-Miller informed that the Council will be looking to go into more towns later in the year.
She said that coming out the exhibitions appointments will be made for persons to visit the SRC’s offices for further discussions and assessment of the feasibility of their business ideas.
Persons can also have their products tested at the SRC in order to ensure quality and safety.
The SRC exhibitions aim to stimulate entrepreneurial activities and the growth of the Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprise (MSME) sector; identify agro-processing projects; and build capacity in the communities through technical support and training.