Team trains youths

A TEAM from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism is in the West this week to educate and motivate youths with innovative business ideas to join the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES).

Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya said the program essentially targeted young and innovative people to start their own businesses.

“As I’ve said, it’s for those who are from 18 to 30 and you know we’re looking for young, innovative people who start up their new businesses and the private sector involved in it also,” he said.

“The incubation and nurturing, all of that is involved and so, this workshop is basically for education purposes and those who are interested.”

The team held a roadshow at the University of Fiji yesterday to educate students about the program.

Mr Koya said it was vital for young people to become job creators rather than just job seekers.

“That’s what we’re looking at because we’ve got great youths who are innovative and there are many ideas they have never gotten to fruition so this is Government giving them a start and a leg up.”

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