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Exploring Enterprise 4 Programme

       

The programme is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014-2020 Investment for Jobs and Growth Programme, the Department for the Economy, Mid Ulster District Council, Enterprise Northern Ireland and Cookstown Enterprise Agency.

Exploring Enterprise 4 Programme is a pre-start programme which will support activities to extend the employment opportunities of unemployed, long-term unemployed and inactive people by helping them to enter, remain and make progress in sustained employment.

There will be a focus on people with disabilities and health conditions, lone parents, older workers, young people not in education employment or training, women and people with low or no qualifications.

Ultimately, EEP4 is designed to fill a gap in the provision of enterprise support by addressing the needs of people who are not yet ready to progress to self-employment ad operates as a mechanism to develop a latent pool of entrepreneurship talent within NI’s most deprived communities / groups.

We will provide accredited training and development to participants through the network of Local Enterprise Agencies. Participants do not need to have a specific business idea to join; the programme provides and insight into starting a business whilst allowing participants to work towards achieving a qualification.

On successful completion of the CCEA accredited training course participants will be awarded a Level 1 in Understanding Business Enterprise. In addition the programme will guide and assist individuals into and through the mainstream business support options.

Eligibility:

  • You must be unemployed, part-time employed or in part-time training
  • Must be over 16
  • Must be able to commit to training

Benefits:

  • Completely FREE
  • Gain a qualification – QCF Level 1 in Understanding Business Enterprise (CCEA)
  • Meet new people
  • Gain skills to enter Self-Employment / Employment

Need more information?

For further information and to register your interest contact Shauna on shauna@cookstownenterprise.com or by phone on 028 8676 3660.

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