Vodacom and the Innovator Trust established the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP) IN 2017 and is aimed at equipping local unemployed youth with the requisite set of skills to become cutting-edge entrepreneurs. The tailor-made programme aims to drive innovation and create job opportunities that could bring significant changes to the local economy.
The Innovator Trust and Vodacom went through a rigorous selection process, choosing 10 Gauteng-based graduates from the Vodacom Academy to partake in the 6-month programme. The graduates will receive business training from experienced facilitators and gain insight into business acumen.
By supporting them with developing their business idea, business model, business plan and other business development areas, graduates will increase their potential to grow their business and become successful entrepreneurs.
Due to the success of this programme, it has been extended from a 6-month programme to a 1-year programme.