This is to inform the general public that YouWIN Connect recruitment is on; Youwin is a program organized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance, with aim of supporting young Nigerian entrepreneurs to Plan, Start and Grow their businesses through the provision of enterprise education and also access to technical and consulting services.
The whole idea is to encourage entrepreneurship, job creation and wealth via enterprise education for young Nigerians.
There is a massive sensitization of youths about the program nationwide from Federal Ministry of Finance through YouWIN Connect, and to inform you all that the portal for registration is now open; www.youwinconnect.org.ng
Who can apply for YouWIN
- Must be graduates from a recognized higher institution.
- Must not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 40.
- Must be Nigerians and resident in Nigeria.
- Your business must be located in Nigeria
- You must be able to communicate properly (speak and write in English)
- You must be willing and able to attend all training’s and mentoring exercises organized by the programme.
- Interested applicants must not be an employee of the Nigerian Civil Service.
YouWIN Participation Stages:
Registration/Application & Selection– aspiring entrepreneurs will be invited to apply/register via the online registration portal.
Online Training (Accelerator Phase I)– 55,500 successful participants will receive tailored generic online training in various aspects of entrepreneurship and business such as modules in business planning (access to finance, access to markets, competitiveness, business strategy, and mind- set change). At the end of this stage, 5,000 successful candidates will qualify for tailored Master class face to face training.
Master class Training (Accelerator Phase II)– 5,000 successful participants will receive tailored (industry specific)
The areas of focus for the master class phase are:
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
- Manufacturing & Retail
Business Development Support– all successfully funded businesses (start-up/existing) will receive a 1 year business development support (this includes introducing businesses to DFIs for further funding).
How to Apply
Application Closing Date
31st August, 2017
Be assured that all applicants will receive a notification and certification on completion of the training. After which you will be required to submit a business plan for areas where their businesses require improvement.
Applications will be reviewed and 55,500 successful applicants will be shortlisted for the online training