The Environmental Entrepreneurship Program

The Environmental Entrepreneurship Program: is a fabulous and federally funded opportunity for  young people to get paid support to start up their own green business ...to gain skills of self-employment and sustainability!

To launch their own business, the aspiring entrepreneur will receive 10 monthes of skills enhancement, mentorship,contacts and support from the Environmental Youth Alliance in partnership with local business and consultants.

Participants will :

  • receive skill enhancement workshops in which they learn how to set-up and run a business.
  • work directly with experts in the field and gain important contacts in the environmental business community.
  • gain direct business application experience through a two-week on-site business experience with a local environmental business owner; providing participants with critical insight and hands-on experience in an area related to their self-employment interests.

They must be ages: 16 - 29.

The Program:
$8/hour, 30 hours/week
Timeline: mid July 2006 - mid-April 2007
Application deadline: July 19, 2006

For more information, contact Susan Kurbis
Email susan@eya.ca
Phone: 604-689-4446

Mail letters of interest/resume to PO Box 34097 Station D, Vancouver, BC V6J 4M1
Drop off: Suite 517 119 West Pender Street, Vancouver. Ask for Susan Kurbis.

Please help us to connect young people to sustainable livelihood by circulating!

With appreciation,
Environmental Youth Alliance