Caffery and 22 other students are part of the Certificate III in Small Business Development programme at USP. Former Seabed Minerals Commissioner Paul Lynch is the course facilitator.
“So far the course has been very empowering. It is great for new entrepreneurs and current small business operators to network with likeminded individuals,” Caffery said.
Caffery said had it not been for Covid-19 he wouldn’t have signed up.
“I signed up because my wife and I operate a small business at present. There are so many opportunities here in the Cooks and I’m hoping to get a few of those little opportunities to fruition,” he added.
Course facilitator Paul Lynch says there are two courses this semester, as per the course outline. He looks into the assessments of each individual.
The course runs for 16 weeks and they have covered more than five weeks’ of course work.
It also features guest speakers who are local business entrepreneurs like Grant Priest, Tatiana Burn and Gus Meyer. They share their experiences and insights into starting and running a successful local business.