All You Need to Know About YouStart Ghana Programme

All You Need to Know About YouStart Ghana Programme

The Government of Ghana has launched a new youth initiative programme dubbed “YouStart” as a sequel to the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme, which is scheduled to come to an end.

About YouStart Initiative Programme

The YouStart initiative programme will implement Entrepreneurship Training and Grant Support under Component 2.1 of the World Bank Funded Ghana Jobs and Skills Project (GJSP). The Project Objective is to support skills development and job creation in Ghana.

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YouStart Initiative Programme Application Process FAQ

Below are all the answers to all questions about YouStart Initiative Programme that may arise from our readers.

Who can apply for the entrepreneurship training under the Ghana Jobs and Skills Project?

Any Ghanaian youth between the ages of 18 – 40 years with a minimum education of BECE Certification, a valid Ghanaian Identification Card (ID) and who wants to start a business can register for the entrepreneurship training.

Can I apply if I have no educational certification or did not complete BECE?

Yes. However, you can only apply if you have already started a business in Ghana but do not have any educational certification.

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Can I apply if I have additional skills training after completing BECE?

Yes, youth with skills training but yet to start a business are encouraged to apply for the training.

What do I need to apply for the training?

You will need a valid Ghanaian Identity (ID) Card, preferably the Ghana Card to apply for training under the Project.

Do I need to provide proof of my educational level?

Yes, you would need to upload a picture of your certificate or results slip as evidence of your educational attainment.

Do I need a valid TIN to apply?

Persons with existing businesses would be required to provide a TIN during the application process.

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Do I require a Business Plan to apply for the training?

No, you do not require a Business Plan to apply. If you have an existing one, it will be refined during the program.

Will all applicants be selected for the training?

No, only shortlisted applicants would be contacted to participate in the training.

How can I register for the YouStart Project?

To register, please visit any of GEA’s 206 Business Advisory Centers or 37 Business Resource Centers (BRC) across the country.

Where will the YouStart training be held?

The training will be held at the district level. Successful applicants would be provided with information on the venues for the training.

How long will the training last?

The training will be implemented at 3 levels based on your graduation process as follows: Basic Training for 5 Days, Intermediate Training for 10 Days and Advanced Training for 15 Days.

YouStart Eligibility Requirements

Below are the application requirements for the YouStart Initiative Programme

  • Between the ages of 18 to 40 years
  • Minimum of Basic Education Certificate Examination
  • Willingness to start a business
  • School dropouts already in a business would be
  • Special attention would be given to women and Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

Required documents for YouStart Initiative Programme

Applicants looking to apply for the YouStart Initiative Programme will be required to provide the following documents

  • Valid National ID Card preferably “Ghana Card”
  • Certificate of the most recent education attained
  • Valid mobile number
  • Digital Address


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