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How to apply for Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019 through Bank of Industry (BOI)

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Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019 is for young aspiring entrepreneurs Nigerians youth within the age of 18 – 35 with the requisite skills and knowledge to be self-employed by starting and managing their own businesses.

Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019
Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019

Here I will be focusing on how to apply for Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019, the aims of the programme and requirements

The constituents of Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019

  1. Eight (8) weeks extensive online Entrepreneurship and Business Management training which has the ability to test participants’ understanding and track their progress
  2. Five (5) days in-class Entrepreneurship and Business Management training covering the following five (5) modules
  3. The business idea (value proposition & competition analysis)
  4. Business model (how will the business make money)
  5. Sales and marketing
  6. Sales and marketing
  7. Running a successful business (ethics, compliance & operations)
  8. Financial plan
  9. Technical skills training in partnership with the various technical training and vocational institutes in the country
  10. Financing of the businesses by BOI under its SME Cluster initiative in consonance with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s Commodity-based Industrialisation Strategy

Before applying for Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019, you need to know the major aims and objective of the programme. Below are listed aims and objectives of YES programme.

  • To create an interactive learning platform to train young aspiring entrepreneurs in Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Technical Skills that will ultimately translate into improved efficiency and productivity
  • To kindle the entrepreneurial spirit of the youths
  • To act as an incubation center where business ideas are nurtured to their full potential as well as entrenching global best practices by inculcating a culture of innovation-driven entrepreneurship and ethics in the programme participants
  • Promotion of self-employment among graduates of institutions of higher learning, thereby changing their job-seeking mindset
  • To deepen financial inclusion by de-risking the young aspiring entrepreneurs and making them eligible for small business loans to be provided by BOI

Applications Requirements for 2018/2019 Youth Entrepreneurship

Support (YES) Programme

  1. Applicants must be a Nigerian by Birth
  2. Must have a viable business idea within the 40 identified clusters that is operated, or will operate in Nigeria
  3. Must be within the age limits of 18 and 35
  4. Applicants must have a proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card required
  5. Must possess a minimum educational qualification of Ordinary National Diploma (OND)
  6. Must be able to carry out the application process online

How to apply for 2018/2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES)

Programme

Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme 2018/2019

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