May 20

USAID and DTI Partner for Youth Entrepreneurship Training

By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have signed a partnership to enhance entrepreneurship training programs for Filipino out-of-school youth.

Under the partnership, DTI’s Youth Entrepreneurship Program (DTI YEP) will integrate USAID’s Opportunity 2.0 Be Your Own Boss curriculum – an innovative approach that develops young people’s skills in business planning and management, as well as the mindset they need to become successful entrepreneurs.

USAID’s Opportunity 2.0 program is a five-year, P1.9-billion ($37.5 million) project that works with the Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), other national agencies, local governments, and the private sector to support programs that provide relevant education, employability skills, and work experience to out-of-school youth.

Photo courtesy of ILO Asia-Pacific.

Source: Manila Bulletin (link opens in a new window)

business development, business education, youth