This free 22 week training program called the Intercultural Mindset for Youngpreneurs (I-My)
provides local youth between the ages of 15 and 29, group-based employability skills training, business concepts training, and job shadowing. Funded by Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, the model consists of three interventions:
-4 weeks of group-based Employment Skills and Business Concepts training – 30 hrs./week including Digital Literacy, Numeracy, Resume, Cover Letter and Interview skills, Business Planning, Operations, Marketing, Finance and Sales
-1 week of Short Term Occupational Certification- OFA Level 1, Diversity and Inclusion Training, Food Safe 1, SuperHost and Business Seminars
-12 weeks of Business Management & Entrepreneurial Mindset Training– including Business planning, Small Business Management, Principles of Marketing, etc.
-5 weeks of Business Consultation, Mentoring and Job Shadowing
All training and certification is for free, and participants will be paid a daily stipend with a completion bonus totaling $1000.
The Intercultural Mindset for Youngpreneurs (I-My) Program is intended to empower youth with self-employment mindset training, skills and network based on the principles of entrepreneurship to advance young leaders in any field with the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS).
Eligibility requirements include:
-Youth ages 15-29
-Canadian Citizen/PR/Refugee/Protected Person
-Must have full time availability (Unemployed/precariously employed, not in school FT)
-Resides in Metro Vancouver
-Has interest in starting or growing their own business
*Free laptop will be provided for participants to keep
*Daily stipend and completion bonus is also provided ($1000)
If you know anyone that you think will be a good fit for this program, please contact me and I can provide you with further information.