Young Entrepreneurship Scheme open to non-graduates

Opposition MP, Ro Filipe Tuisawau exchange greetings with Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar as Govt MP Sanjay Kirpal looks on. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) will now also be opened to those who are non-graduates says Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar.

Ms Kumar made the announcement while delivering her maiden speech in Parliament today.

She said as part of the Fijian Government’s initiative to stimulate employment and encourage young Fijians to become job creators rather than job seekers, the Government introduced the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES).

The YES she said was a unique initiative in itself as it was fully driven by the private sector.

Ms Kumar said YES, since its inception, has attracted interest of young, budding entrepreneurs from all sectors.

She added that the eligibility age has increased to 40 years and grant amount to $30,000.

“I encourage our youth to take advantage of this programme,” she said.

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