The Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) programme is aimed at rural young people aged 16-30 and helps them find out if self-employment can work for them through a mix of interactive workshops, networking events, master classes, in addition to 1 to 1 support, online resources and signposting.
The first set of RYE workshops have recently took place in Donemana, Millisle, Maghera, Magherafelt and Ballygawley. A number of young people living locally attended the interactive workshops facilitated by Gerry Ford from Advantage.
The three workshops are designed to provide support to those taking their first steps in considering self-employment and starting a business. By the end of the workshops the participants have developed a business idea personal to them and will be able to complete a Business Action Plan through 1 to 1 support and access to an exclusive online tool kit which provides a range of information and resources.
Olga Gallagher Director said “we are delighted with the response we have received to date regarding the RYE programme and the opportunities it has to offer young people. The workshops are free and have been designed to inspire and challenge young people but also to give them business advice and support.
We hope participation on the programme will open up the minds of young people living in rural areas that self employment can be an option and attending the workshops will be the start of their journey to becoming their own boss”.
Further workshops are taking place in Tempo, Ballycastle and Maghera.
For further details on the above workshops or if you are an organisation that would like to host a workshop please contact Gillian Maxwell on email@example.com or Gail Lees firstname.lastname@example.org or you can telephone on 028 867 66980.