Training, support offered for female entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs hoping to start or expand a business in Prince Edward Island are eligible for a new internship program.

The SYnC program, Supporting Youth in Careers, offers skills training, business support and guidance for women interested in entrepreneurship. It starts January 16 and runs until March 31 in Charlottetown and Montague.

“This is a great business opportunity for young women that reflects government’s commitment to helping young people build successful careers on Prince Edward Island,” Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Richard Brown said. “We are an Island of dreamers and doers who can turn a small idea into something big, and this internship program will show our next generation of visionaries that anything is possible on Prince Edward Island.”

The intern positions are full time and available to youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who have some post-secondary education. Interns will work independently and collaboratively with peers in group workshops and will learn from community leaders, business people, and other mentors.

For eligibility criteria and to apply, contact SYnC Manager Emma Werner at ecwerner@gov.pe.ca.

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