Over 500 young entrepreneurs are currently attending the 2021 edition of the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Programme’s training, organized by International Breweries Plc.The training, being implemented in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University, is aimed at supporting the federal government’s employment agenda.
Speaking on the initiative, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, International Breweries PLC, Temitope Oguntokun expressed delight that a growing number of youths in Nigeria are gradually embracing entrepreneurship, as evident by the over 6,000 applications received from the six geopolitical zones of the country.
She described the response as an indication that more youths are ready to take advantage of the opportunity the Kickstart Entrepreneurship Programme provides.
Oguntokun further explained that the lucky entrepreneurs will undergo rigorous training sessions on the minimum requirements needed to run a successful business.
“This is the first time we’re having an online training and reaching a critical mass. COVID-19 has made us more innovative in our approach; hence we’re leveraging the technology available to us to increase the pool of applicants to the over 500 shortlisted candidates, who will attend the training,” she stated.
She also expressed the desire of International Breweries Plc to expand the opportunity the 2021 Kickstart offers to more young people to grow their businesses.
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