To train 630 graduates (315 students each for the ICT for self-employment training and the start-up academy) equipping them with skills to start their small businesses, become entrepreneurs and improve their livelihoods.
To prepare 315 participants in the start-up academy with technical skills as a foundation to qualify for access to incubator services including access to Angel Investors or Venture Capital, business advisory and support services.
To achieve a change in mind-set from one of job seeking to an entrepreneurial spirit and improved entrepreneurial knowledge in all participants through business coaching and support services.
The following 7 (Seven) skill areas have been selected based on research findings on the market demand for ICT skills.
Please NOTE that the duration for the programme is four (4) months.
At the end of the training, Empowerment in the form of "Starter-Packs" will be given to successful trainees who have undergone the Information and Communication Technology - Youth Empowerment Programme (ICT-YEP).
Besides learning specialized ICT skills, the 315 successful beneficiaries of the ICT training for Self-Employment will also be taught critical business skills, basic bookkeeping, financial reporting, contract management and digital marketing skills to enable them to manage their businesses effectively and key into the fast-growing digital economy. They will be given knowledge of avenues to access capital as well as mentorship opportunities. This will be done over a week by established and experienced business skill trainers and successful businessmen and women.Discover More
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