Friday, July 14, 2006

Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program

A few weeks ago the VSEF received an e-mail announcing the Environmental Youth Alliance was seeking eligible youth to participate in a skill enhancement program focused on "self employment and starting your own business".

They were looking for youth between 16 - 29, experiencing barriers to employment. The programme offered $8/hr with 30 hours of skill training/week.

Here's the e-mail:
The Environmental Entrepreneurship Program:

Is a new fabulous and funded opportunity for young people to get paid support to start up their own environmental business or reveune generating project.

The aspiring entrepreneur will receive 10 monthes of skills enhancement, mentorship, contacts and support from the Environmental Youth Alliance in partnership with local business and consultants.

Participants will:

- receive skill enhancement workshops in which they learn how to set-up and run a business.
- work directly with experts in the field and gain important contacts in the environmental business community.
- gain direct business application experience through a two-week on-site business experience with a local environmental business owner; providing participants with critical insight and hands-on experience in an area related to their self-employment interests.

They must be ages: 16 - 29. Youth with barriers to employment will have preference.

Help us to connect young people to sustainable livelihood by circulating this posting.

I don't know about you, but I'm not sure "self-employment" is necessarily a profound idea for those 'experiencing barriers to employment'.

Maybe it's me.
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