Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria – LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme Application
LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development programme supported by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The programme operates in the Niger Delta region and aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-30 to start up their own businesses in the Nigerian states of Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia, Imo, and Akwa-Ibom.
The objectives for the LiveWIRE Programme in Nigeria are to;
- Provide intensive entrepreneurship training
- Raise business awareness amongst final year university students to encourage them to see starting a business as a valid career option.
- Support youths to discover and develop business ‘ideas’ through Bright Ideas workshops.
- Make available to youths, business planning and management guidelines and skills through the ‘Become A Successful Owner Manager Course’ (BSOM).
- Provide business start-up grant for candidates with the best business plan
- Run awards for best business plans, of which the prize gives access to micro-credit facilities, through third parties like banks, NGOs and allied financial institutions.
- Support young entrepreneurs to formalise their businesses
- Run an award for young people who have sustained a business for 1 to 3 years and continue the award on an annual basis.
- Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for those who have completed the training course and decide to pursue starting their own business. Mentors can be drawn from oil and gas, banking, social voluntary sectors, etc.
- Provide opportunity for young people to participate in global award programmes
- Provides automatic membership of LiveWIRE alumni.
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How to Apply for Shell LiveWire
The LiveWIRE programme is widely advertised. All intending participants / applicants should watch out for the adverts in local newspapers, handbills, posters. Click on the website www.shellnigeria.com/liveWIRE to apply and also bookmark Legit Portal for regular updates.
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