YEPP – Details

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Applications are closed for 2018. Applications will open in February 2019 for May-August 2019 positions. 

Funded by FedNor and Ontario Trillium Foundation, IION’s Youth Entrepreneurship Placement Program (YEPP) is a 16-week (May 4 – August 23) paid placement involving experiential and educational learning for high potential youth (18-29) interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.

IION-YEPP provides for-profit innovative companies with a competitive wage subsidy of $7100 to apply to the youth’s wage ($11.83/hour for 37.5/hours/week) nurturing and building youth entrepreneurial capacity while increasing the SME’s ability to innovative and commercialize.

There are 3-core components to this program that youth must complete:

1) Hands on learning: Youth are matched with an innovative company to work for 16-weeks
2) Educational learning: 16-week guided & structured online entrepreneurial educational program
3) Experiential learning: 5-days of off-site personal and professional development activities.

*A company and youth match must be made by the application deadline of Thursday, March 29, 2018 to move onto the selection committee. Applications are subject to a competitive review process. 

 

Check out the article in The Nugget.
More than Just a Summer Job – MyParrySound Now site

YEPP Memories

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