AN INCREASING NUMBER of people, especially young women, are taking the skills courses at the Girls Industrial Union (GIU) as a step in starting up a small business.
Course facilitator Yozine Greenidge said she found that some acquire the skill to turn it into a cottage industry and operate from home.
“I find that a lot of people are coming out to learn these skills. A lot are interested in the baking and they say because of the economic situation they want to learn to bake so they can do things for themselves.
“The numbers in the needlework classes have also increased because a lot of people want to make their own clothes because clothes are so expensive in town,” Greenidge said.