Youth Entrepreneurship Programme 2018/2019
Youth entrepreneurship is important in addressing high unemployment (approximately twice the adult rate). Young people are more likely to prefer self-employment than adults (OECD and the European Commission, September 2014).
Over a 3-month period, YEP endeavors to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in youth aged 18 and above by equipping them with life skills to be self-sustaining members of society.
Module 1 – Onboarding Camp
The youth’s journey begins with a stay-in introductory camp where they will be exposed to concept of entrepreneurship, and learn problem solving paradigms.
Module 2 – Setting a Solid Foundation
In the second stage, the youth will undergo 2-weeks of learning, which comprise both class-based training to equip them with the necessary skills and insights to create their own business, and on-ground workplace challenges that provides real-world exposure.
Module 3 – Kicking off the Entrepreneurial Journey
In the third stage, the youth will have the opportunity to put theory into practice though embarking on a 2-week business project, with the end goal that they learn how to problem-solve with empathy.
Module 4 – Experiencing the World in Real-Time
In the final stage, the youths will be placed as paid interns at selected workplaces for 6-weeks to learn the inner-workings of a corporate or start-up.