On Saturday, February 15, the YMCB project launched its training & mentoring programme for prospective young migrant entrepreneurs in Florence, Italy.
Hosted and coordinated by Oxfam Italy, 23 people took part in this first edition which was organised in the form of an introductory ‘classroom session’ focusing on Idea generation. With the objective to help develop entrepreneurial thinking skills, such as the ability to identify marketplace opportunities and discover the most appropriate ways and time to capitalise them, participants had an opportunity to discuss their business ideas and receive guidance from a professional trainer on how to better shape these ideas. Participants from different backgrounds and more than 6 different nationalities, aspire to open a business in various sectors going from catering to cultural associations.
The training programme developed by Adecco Foundation is based on a blended approach of online and offline learning, strengthened by mentoring activities that will start in the coming weeks. The e-learning platform has been developed for the YMCB project and it will soon be open to external participants, with the objective to enable distant learning for those who are not able to join the full YMCB training and mentoring programme.