Do you know paid employment is shrinking everyday?
According to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), unemployment rate has risen from 10.8% in 4th quarter of 2015 to 13.1% in 1st quarter of 2016. That's alarming right?! Yes, it is. This doesn't include underemployment rate of 18.7% in 1st quarter of 2016 increased from 10.4% in 4th quarter of 2015.
If unemployment and underemployment rates are this high in 1st quarter, imagine what it will be in 2nd quarter.
Ok. Let's stop imagining... Those are facts of the past. Can we look at the future?
According to popular quote "Your dream job does not exist, you must create it"
Goal 8 of United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supports "DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH".... Junior Chamber International Nigeria is supporting Goal 8.
In collaboration with ASSOCIATION OF CHATTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS (ACCA), JCIN brings Entrepreneur Challenge to you to create your dream job.
What is JCIN Entrepreneur Challenge?
It is a Competition for entrepreneurs and would-be-entrepreneurs where ideas are transformed into businesses. This is the maiden edition and you have to experience it to feel the vibe.
Do you know no idea is stupid? Think of successful businesses in the world today, they came out of what people believed were stupid and impossible.
Tailor your idea to have the listed characters and you are in for The Challenge:
1) solving social & economic challenges
2) Have framework for commercializing into full grown business
3) Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work or all
How do I know I qualify to participate in The Challenge?
Well, it's simple. Are you.... A Start up, Micro, small & medium entrepreneurs with 2 years operating lives, Artisans, Students & graduates intending to establish their businesses? That's all you need.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
Aside being exposed to the rudiment of bringing businesses out of ideas, winners take home:
First Prize: N1,000,000 Business Grant with 1 year business mentoring*
First Runner up: N750,000 Business Grant with 1 year business mentoring
2nd Runner up: N500,000 with 1 year business mentoring
It doesn't end here. Before the Launch, Microsoft and Bank of Industry (BOI) participation be confirmed. We are in negotiations with other sponsors.
It's not just logical to sit back, lets stand out and work towards contributing to the economic growth through creating your dream jobs?
I trust we don't want an outsider to take the glory off our hands.
The Challenge is Our Challenge, let's make the prize ours.
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Don't forget to tell a friend......
2016 JCIN Entrepreneur Challenge Team
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