The Year of the Entrepreneur continues as the Elgin Business Resource Centre reaches out to unemployed and under-employed youth through the Youth Entrepreneurship Partnership (YEP). The program recenly received $57,680 of funding through the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade. Elgin County Economic Development is a proud supporter of this project that is focused on youth who are under the age of 29 but who are not in school.
Youth from St. Thomas and Elgin County will have the opportunity to discuss their business ideas through meetings organized in local communities. Staff from the Elgin Business Resource Centre will help hundreds of youth to develop business plans and launch their businesses. The goal is to see 18 businesses started in the first year. If the program is successful, the Elgin Business Resource Centre will have the opportunity to apply for a second year of funding to continue to support youth in their entrepreneurial endeavours.
For more information about YEP please click here.