The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy is the first Trainers Academy offering participants the possibility of becoming certified trainers in three key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. The Academy combines intense training of trainers on both content- and methodological issues, and cannot be missed by any trainer working for a public or private institution striving to make a real difference in the lives of new or existing entrepreneurs. It is based on the most recent versions of SIYB and GET Ahead and the newly launched Financial Education package.

Who attends this Academy?

The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy welcomes application from:
  • trainers working for BDS providers;
  • microfinance institutions or as consultants;
  • managers of enterprise development organizations;
  • microfinance institutions, who wish to learn more about the training offered by the ILO for their programmes and projects.

Modality and duration

This course is composed of a distance learning phase (4 May-26 June 2020) , followed by a two weeks face-to-face training programme at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy (29 June-10 July 2020).

Certification tracks

  • Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB): The largest global business management training programme with a focus on starting and improving businesses as a strategy for creating more and better employment for women and men.
  • GET Ahead: Gender and Entrepreneurship Together: GET Ahead has been used in over 30 countries and helped over half a million women better understand the basics of business and find strategies on how to deal with issues such as household and community demands, networking and mobility.
  • Financial Education: The ILO financial education training materials are a series of materials designed to teach financial knowledge and management skills to vulnerable groups
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