FLINTSHIRE has been chosen as a pilot in Wales to create and promote entrepreneurship opportunities to young people between the ages of 16 and 24.
An entrepreneurship network is being established, which is being led by Askar Sheibani, the Welsh Government’s appointed business entrepreneurship champion, and chief executive officer of Deeside-based telecoms repair company Comtek Network Systems UK, supported by Communities First, Flintshire County Council, and many of its partners.
The network will consider its vision and aims for developing young entrepreneurship through a more accessible and more effective range of opportunities, which will include mentoring, work experience and apprenticeships.
The emerging entrepreneurship programme will support and enable young people to access opportunities in Flintshire, and in the first year, aims to engage 20 young people who aspire to being young entrepreneurs.
Private, public and voluntary organisations are already expressing support, including Comtek, Barclays Bank, Communities First, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC), Groundwork North Wales, the Prince’s Trust, Business in the Community (BIC), Deeside College, Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales.