Entrepreneurial Pipeline Project

The Entrepreneurial Pipeline project will grow our start-up community and feed key skills into the workforce by giving young people the tools and skills relevant to today’s economy. We are working with young people between the ages of 15 and 35 to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow, and to equip them with the skills and experience necessary to pursue their own business venture.   By providing valuable experiential learning opportunities where individuals can build skills and connect with the community, we will attract and retain more young people in Saint John.  

  • Stream 1 – High School IDEA Centre 

The IDEA Centre is an anacronym for Innovation, Development, Entrepreneurship & Action and the program is delivered in partnership with New Brunswick’s Anglophone South School District It exposes high school students to concepts and efforts required around starting a business. Students work on business ideas with educators, business leaders and companies.  

  • Stream 2 – Paid Start-Up Internship

The Youth Start-Up Internship Program will recruit talented entrepreneurial youth between 18 and 35 years old, both locally and from across the country, to develop their business idea in Saint John. The program will provide a structured system that will support them from idea validation to launch while providing them with a financial incentive through a 6-month paid internship.

Other Projects

Filling Unfilled Jobs Project

Filling Unfilled Jobs Project

The Filling Unfilled Jobs Initiative will analyze employers’ challenges and test out new approaches to help local companies attract and retain talent.

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