YourJob Albania during the two years of program implementation has held two events on the preparation of young entrepreneurs, Boot Camp.
The two events received 178 applications and following a very selective and demanding work with a scoring system, only 45 youngsters were accepted as the most innovative ideas. It was a long process from the start of applications to the opening of businesses by the 14 young. It was a challenge for everyone as it was a novelty of the Caritas Albania activities, but we managed to be successful.
Actually there are: 7 young winners from YourJob Shkoder, 3 young winners from YourJob Lezhe and 4 young winners from YourJob Kamez.
During this period, all the necessary procedures were finalized by the winning young people, as well as by the YourJob program staff and also by Younus Social Balkans.
The first business to be inaugurated was “Hojzat Academy” in Shkodra, an art center for all ages that provides courses for guitar, piano, song, painting, etc. Then all other businesses were finalized, already starting their activity. During the monitoring conducted in these businesses, it is really satisfying to see that so talented young people, thanks to the YourJob program, are already entrepreneurs and are successfully advancing their business.
In order for the young people to increase their management capacities, a meeting, in terms of financial management, was organized with all the young winners at the premises of Caritas Albania. This meeting was chaired by the accountant of the YourJob program for Albania, giving basic instructions regarding the expenses and invoices.
This meeting served also as an opportunity to exchange ideas or experiences with each other.