By: Skiller JacksonService Center Director/Business Advisor
The Kosrae SBDC and the College of Micronesia (COM) Land Grant Program renewed their long-time collaboration ties again this year. The COM Land Grant Youth Entrepreneurship Start-up (YES) program and the Kosrae SBDC had agreed to provide business skills training to out-of-school youths, students from the local college, students from the Kosrae High School, and other interested youth groups.
This collaborative effort started again last year around November 2014 where the COM Land Grant program recruited students from the Kosrae High School to pilot this YES program. This program runs every Wednesday around 9:00am to 10:00am. The Land Grant program will provide skills training in carving, sewing, and cooking while the Kosrae SBDC will provide business skills training in business plan development, pricing, small business management, and other basic business skills training.
This YES program started on November 2014 and will continue until May 2015. Hopefully, the program will start again when the new school year begins. The COM Land Grant program and the Kosrae SBDC is also planning on continuing this program to out-of-school youths and community youth groups during the summer.