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Nestlé’s NOW Caribbean Youth Summit will pledge over 1,000 Jobs for Young People

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Nestlé’s ongoing partnership with employers across industries and throughout the Caribbean will bear fruit with the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs for young people over the next three years. The job creation pledge will be formalised at the upcoming NOW Nestlé Caribbean Youth Summit, which takes place on October 5th & 6th, 2021.

Both the Summit and the job-creation pledge (dubbed the NOW Moment), are part of Nestlé’s flagship initiative, Nestlé Needs YOUth, which aims to increase both the employability and the employment of youth globally. 

“Nestlé Anglo Dutch Caribbean is committed to leveraging our partnerships, resources and expert networks to positively impact youth across the Caribbean,” says Siti Jones Gordon, Nestlé’s Head of Corporate Communications, “These efforts culminate this year with the Nestlé Caribbean NOW Youth Summit.”

 “By making this commitment to job creation, our Alliance for YOUth partners have demonstrated that in spite of current challenges exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic, our vision of a successful future is hinged on our youth, and we will continue to provide tangible support to this critical demographic,” stated Kristin Martinez, Nestlé’s Head of Human Resources.

The Summit is a free two-day virtual event for Caribbean youth between the ages of 16-29. It includes workshops, presentations, mentorship and networking opportunities, and motivational discussions, all geared to help young people develop their capacity for the world of work. The wide range of topics include Employability; Entrepreneurship; Agripreneurship; Food and Hospitality Development and much more. 

“We want participants to emerge with an understanding of what they can do NOW to innovate and add value in careers that are fuelled by their passions,” says Mrs. Jones Gordon, “And we want to arm them with the tools to achieve their dreams, which is why we’ve included sessions on personal branding, digital strategies and financial management skills.”

Special Guest Speaker at the Summit, Daymond John, will share his unique goal-setting and achievement strategies, which will empower young participants to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives. Mr. John is the host of the Emmy Award winning television series, “Shark Tank.” He is a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, appointed by the Obama Administration, and is known around the world as “The People’s Shark.” 

To register for the free Nestlé NOW Youth Summit, click here.

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Daymond John

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his business operation into its basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales world-wide.

John is an award-winning entrepreneur and has received over 35 awards including the Brand Week Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award and, most recently, was named #2 on LinkedIn’s Top 20 Voices, a list of the top influencers, who are using their voice to help us analyze today’s changing world of work, navigate our industries, and find balance through an unprecedented year!

His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. His marketing firm The Shark Group offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions.

John is also an author of 5 best-selling books including his New York Times best-selling books, The Power of Broke (2016) and Rise and Grind (2018). In March 2020, John released his fifth book, Powershift, that walks through his tried-and-true process of how to transform any situation, close any deal and achieve any outcome through his own experience and vast network of industry leaders.

Finally, John is celebrating his 12th season on ABC TV’s critically acclaimed business reality show Shark Tank by renowned producer Mark Burnett, which has reinvigorated entrepreneurship around the world. Shark Tank has now gone on to win five Emmy® in the US and millions of weekly viewers world-wide tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.