Vice President Bawumia at the launch of the Youth Employment Agency Job Centre

The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) have commenced training of over 1000 applicants of YEA job centre programme in the Upper East Region.

The YEA Job Centre in collaboration with NEIP is implementing an entrepreneurship programme to train and position the youth as entrepreneurs.

This programme will provide young Ghanaians with the needed skills and experience to help transform their ideas into viable businesses.

The programme will also fund selected applicants to either start or expand their existing business.

Applicants were taken through proper business ethics and Entrepreneurship training to equipped them with knowledge to manage their business 

The Job centre seeks to train over 100,000 young entrepreneurs across the 16 regions of the country.

The programme trained entrepreneurs from diverse standing drawn from different parts of the the upper east region on a number of topics including business models, business plan development, financial planning for SGBs and how to write fundable business plans.

The  programme was aimed at training participants to understand the business terrain, especially in this COVID-19 era before being selected for the support to lessen the impact of the pandemic on businesses.

The consultant from Larry Partners, applauded YEA for such initiative, he said the training will go a long way to help business to grow and also exposed existing incubation hubs to entrepreneurs in country.

Roger Larry, said government’s vision to develop the Entrepreneurial ecosystem is a welcome idea and they as private institutions will help to ensure the government succeeds.