BUILDING YOUNG
ENTREPRENEURS

Empowering the futures of at-risk youth

OVER 200 YOUTH SERVED TO DATE

20+ BUSINESS PARTNERS

4 CITIES ACROSS CANADA

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This programme is working towards:

In recent years, joining the workforce has become a much more intricate and competitive process for people in all industries

The demand for basic skills and experience for youth entering the workforce is ever-increasing. There is a large number of youths on a national scale that are facing many barriers regarding employment when entering today’s job market fields. 

 

Building Young Entrepreneurs is a digital training and mentorship programme that provides multi-barriered youth ages 18-29 across Canada with skills, work experience, and professional networks to improve their employability and to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow. The programme provides the essential tools and techniques needed to gain meaningful employment and excel in the workplace environment.

 

Building Young Entrepreneurs also supports youth who are interested in creating businesses, by teaching them the fundamentals and basics of entrepreneurship.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

A five-month programme including : 

  • Core training workshops once a month to develop leadership, communication, and business skills for over 120 youth

  • A selection of self-directed intro courses based on participants interests

  • On-going peer-to-peer mentorship with Building Young Entrepreneurs alumni and young Canadian entrepreneurs

  • Networking opportunities with business, communities and public sector

  • Youth-led National Expo linking participants to employers and employment support services

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Programme Testimonials

"I really enjoyed the workshops over the past weekend. The guest speakers did an amazing job and I think that going forward, it would be helpful if there was internet access to do some hands on things. This workshop allowed me to meet a couple new people but it would be great if there was a follow-up to reconnect again. 

As for internship/mentorship, I would love the chance to work with someone in the photography realm. "

ZABRINA DACRES

Building Young Entrepreneurs Participant

A BETTER WORLD STARTS WITH YOU
 

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