YES for job creators
12 January, 2018, 1:12 pm
Update: 1:12PM WITH the intention to promote and harness the talents of young Fijians to become job creators rather than be just job seekers, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night launched the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.
YES is an initiative targeting the development of young business entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.
“We want our young people to think outside the box, and make Fiji a hub of innovation for the Pacific, and the world. We want them to be leaders in business, civil society, and government, putting their ideas at the forefront of Fiji’s development, with their entrepreneurial spirit carrying our nation into the future,” Mr Bainimarama said.
He also presented certificates to five youths who had already begun the program of mentorship through the YES initiative, and that will continue over the next month.
The youths were selected by the YES judging panel after demonstrating that they not only have great business ideas but a game plan to turn those ideas into profitable businesses.