Enugu Youth Enterprise Support Scheme 2016

Enugu Youth Enterprise Support Scheme (Enugu YESS) is a state-wide job creation and business growth scheme designed to deliberately identify, train, develop, and empower Enugu State youth with innovative business ideas to create wealth and reduce unemployment in the state.

ENUGU Youth Enterprise Support Scheme (Enugu YESS) recognizes youth entrepreneurship as an important economic tool for job creation and sustainable economic growth in the state.

Goals
Enugu State Youth have the ability and capacity to drive positive social change and sustainable economic growth – when given the appropriate resources and opportunity. ENUGU Youth Enterprise Support Scheme will foster an integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem for young people in the State by focusing on key areas of entrepreneurial development: Capacity Building, Business Development, Skill Acquisition, Mentoring, Networking and Market Access opportunities, Access to Investment opportunities, and celebrating successful entrepreneurs.

Key Objectives

  • To create employment opportunities to unemployed youth in Enugu State.
  • To accelerate the growth process of young entrepreneurs in Enugu State
  • To expand entrepreneurship education, skill acquisition and mentorship programs that empowers Enugu State youth to become self-reliant and job creators
  • To build and enhance youth entrepreneurial culture in the state
  • To celebrate and reward innovation and creativity as a core State Value

Selection Criteria

Graduate Entrepreneurship Program

  • Completed NYSC within the past 5years or currently serving in Enugu State
  • Age between 15 – 45 years
  • Applicant must be resident in Enugu
  • Applicant with Innovative ideas that have commercial value
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation
  • Preference will be given to startup owners or managers

Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

  • Business located in Enugu State
  • Age between 15 – 45 years
  • Business Owner permanent resident in Enugu
  • Impact on job creation
  • Clear organizational vision and strategic direction
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation
  • High growth potential and sustainability in terms of profit
  • Product/Service filling a dissatisfaction gap in the market

Undergraduates

  • Must be enrolled full time in a recognized higher institution in Enugu State
  • Age between 15 – 34 years
  • Student must be resident in Enugu
  • Student with Innovative ideas that have commercial value
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation
  • Preference will be given to student startup owners or managers
  • Recommendation from HOD/Faculty Head/Dean of Student Affairs

Secondary School Students

  • Must be enrolled in a recognized secondary school in Enugu
  • Student Parents or Guardian must be resident in Enugu
  • Age between 13 – 18 years
  • Applicant must be a senior secondary school student

How to Apply
Interested candidates should visit http://enuguyess.org/ to apply

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