Empowering Youth Entrepreneur Program

7 Week PAID virtual self-employment training for Youth

(Serving Vancouver Island communities)

COVID PROTOCOL: This program is delivered virtually for the entire seven (7) weeks. Occupational First Aid will be delivered in person with covid safety protocols in place with the organization providing the training.

7 Week PAID Virtual Self-Employment Training

This seven-week self-employment experience for youth aged 15 to 29 endeavours to empower a new generation of entrepreneurs. More than a program, The EYE Program is a community-minded incubator that walks alongside young people from concept through launch and focuses on the development of low overhead start-ups that young people can launch with minimal financial investment.

  • Are you a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada?
  • Do you live on Vancouver Island?
  • Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship?

The Empowering Youth Entrepreneur program is designed for youth to develop the skills, training and work connections to become self-employed in low overhead businesses like:

  • Creating and selling custom t-shirts
  • Starting a local rubbish removal service
  • A zero-waste vegan street food company
  • A professional ultimate Frisbee team-building service
  • Starting a 100% plant-based home bakery
  • Writing content for websites
  • Debugging software as a freelance coder
  • Opening a mobile hairstyling service
  • Coordinating social media and marketing for small businesses… and so much more!

If you need a career, get started on your path to success, with the Empowering Youth Entrepreneur Program!

Who is Eligible for this training?

  • Living in British Columbia
  • Unemployed of precariously employed
  • Between the ages of 15 and 29
  • …and ready to be an entrepreneur!

This program includes 7 weeks of PAID in-class training and certificates that include: Entrepreneurship 101 | Business Planning | Business Viability | Finance & Planning | Entrepreneurial Style & Success | Marketing Regulations & Legal Requirements | Orientation to Human Resources | Indigenous Cultural Sessions | Assessments | Occupational First Aid | WHIMS… and more.

Participants will also receive business mentorship from local successful business people!

Our next session starts: May 3, 2021 (Program runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 am-3:30 pm).

Seats are limited so contact us today!

Empowering Youth Entrepreneur Program is conducted virtually. Our Vancouver Island office is in Campbell River, British Columbia.

Funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

If you would like additional information, please contact us at the contact info below:

Empowering Youth Entrepreneur Program
Campbell River, British Columbia
Phone: 1-250-999-1677
Email: eye@missioncsc.org

Register  Download the Empowering Youth Entrepreneur Program Flyer

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