YEPP – Details

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Thank you to all who have expressed an interest and submitted an application. The selection committee will be meeting the first week of April. 

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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