The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, through its continuing Youth Jobs Strategy, has announced the 15th year for Summer Company, a student entrepreneurship experience that provides hands-on business training, mentoring and awards of up to $3,000 to help enterprising young people start and run their own summer businesses. It’s a great opportunity for students ages 15-29 to develop entrepreneurial skills and build the experience that comes with running a small business.
Through the summer of 2014, the BEC/MBEC and its team of volunteer mentors worked with many winners of the Summer Company program. These high school, college & university students experienced the challenges and thrills of small business ownership. We look forward to offering awards to creative and hard-working young people again this year.
Please take a moment and check out the 2014 Summer Company Yearbook which celebrates the entrepreneurial commitment to resourcefulness and hard work displayed by each student across the Province.
For Eligibility & Guidelines, visit www.ontario.ca/summercompany. Applying to Summer Company is a competitive process. Space is limited and the program reaches capacity quickly. Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2015 11:59:59 PM EDT.