Between 14 August and 2 September 2017, teams of participants in the You Are an Entrepreneur programme in five Russian regions, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Stavropol, Novosibirsk and Samara, attended the ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) courses. SYIB offers training in strategies aimed at creating more and better jobs through SME startup and development and business management skills.
You Are an Entrepreneur is a federal programme in Russia implemented by the Federal Youth Agency (Rosmolodezh) in cooperation with the ILO.
Any aspiring entrepreneur can develop the skills needed to start and manage their small business using methods and knowledge provided by SIYB courses. In addition to this, SYIB supports initiatives to create a better policy framework for setting up, improving and expanding small enterprise, and works to offer a wide range of financial and business planning services to entrepreneurs.
In Stavropol, the training course organized by the ILO in cooperation with the Russian Centre for Promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship, was hosted by the Stavropol State Agrarian University. 24 people from Stavropol, Krasnodar Region, Chechnya, Dagestan, Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Kalmykia and Astrakhan Region, including ten faculty members of the University, attended the course in entrepreneurship.
A total of 129 trainers upgraded their qualifications and received SIYB trainer certificates.