Looking for a job this summer? There’s still a few weeks left to register for a youth entrepreneurship program. Summer Company provides students with $3,000 grants to start their own seasonal business. With limited space, applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
To sign up for the program, or for additional information, please visit www.ontario.ca/summercompany.
Summer Company is administered in the region by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC). The program gives youth an opportunity to delve into the world of entrepreneurship and, in many cases, participants turn their businesses into full-time, year-round operations.
“Summer Company helps students find employment while also teaching them the ins and outs and entrepreneurship,” said Kendall Scott, an Economic Development Officer with the SSMEDC. “We’ve had many success stories over the years, with a number of participants using their Summer Company experience to pursue a lifetime of success in enterprise.”
Summer Company is open to people between the ages of 15 and 29 who are returning to school. The program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.