Global Vision is pleased to announce our upcomming fall program, Going Global! a local approach to engaging Ontario’s First Nations and Aboriginal youth in a global leadership and entrepreneurship program, involving mentorship and real life business experience. The project actively engages youth in the economic development of their own communities, while working alongside First Nations and Aboriginal business leaders. Youth will have the unique opportunity to learn more about key growth sectors in their region and what it takes for a company to “go global” and tap into international markets through hands on training by the Forum for International Trade and Training. The best business plans will be selected and youth will be invited to the First Nations and Aboriginal “Going Global” Youth Forum in partnership with Carleton University.
The first phase of the project will host 5 Going Global Leadership Centres in the following locations: Thunder Bay, North Bay, London, Ottawa and Peterborough. The Centres help youth to further identify with the skills that they need to succeed, while connecting with business, industry and government leaders in their very own community. Following the Centre, youth will be invited to apply for a mentorship and work alongside a business leader from their community to develop a business plan. The top business plan entries will be selected to come to Ottawa for the Going Global Youth Forum in March 2012.
Registration for the 2011 Going Global Centres is now closed – Keep Checking back to find out more about the Going Global youth Forum in March 2012.