AFRICA ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOOL

 

About Us

Education and training play an important role in generating an understanding of what entrepreneurship means for young people and in building interest in entrepreneurship as a career. AES provides a vital step in getting young people to start their own businesses, we believe that education and training play a critical role in start-up survival and helping businesses grow. Our Training helps start-ups to develop their business ideas, get access to finance and build networks, making them more likely to succeed in the long term

Founded by successful entrepreneurs and supported by the Micro Business Support Network, the Africa Entrepreneurship School (AES) strives to unlock entrepreneurial potential in Ghana and Africa. Our entrepreneurship courses have been carefully designed by a strong and experienced team of entrepreneurs, business managers and business development coaches. Each course combines interactive learning activities, practical tools, individualized feedback and coaching support to help entrepreneurs start and grow sustainable businesses. Our flagship entrepreneurship programs offers additional benefits, including one-to-one mentorship sessions and the chance to win business funding.

Our Programs

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) ACADEMY  is an efficient way to up skill Participants and increase productivity for industry, Our custom TVET training helps students develop the specific skills necessary to overcome the unique challenges faced by an industry or organization

We aim to achieve the following objectives

  • Trainings on Career Counseling and Guidance on TVETs
  • TVET Skills trainings by the  coaches and mentors 
  • Providing of internships to Participants to help them understudy a formalized company
  • Business Funding Challenge
  • Provision of NVTI Proficiency Certifications
  • Business development and Coaching and mentoring for Participants
  • The Skills Enterprise Challenge – TSEC
  • Youth in TVET Summit                                

The Skills Enterprise Challenge (Start Something Challenge) is designed to challenge Technical and vocational students, Apprentices and technical entrepreneurs to use their skills and to actualize their business dreams. The purpose of this project is to equip the youth preferably Apprentices with the technical and professional skills needed for socio-economic and industrial development of the country which will emphasis on training and skills development

The Skills competitions will provide a showcase for demonstrating and rewarding vocational skills excellence. which will focuses on understanding the broader benefits of  vocational  skills  participation in competitions

A training platform which targets all Technical and Vocational graduates and Apprentices to enlighten them on Technical and Vocational opportunities and discover practical ideas to empower TVET learners with entrepreneurial mind-set and TVET skills development.

The aim of the summit is to create a platform for the youth to cope with developing skills demands and TVETS systems that create new learning pathways, setting up innovative initiatives and developing transversal skills and competences that enable beneficiaries to respond to changing industry demands.

The summit is set to re-skill and up-skill participants to respond to emerging skills demands, including digital and socio emotional skills that can support their skills set, and build resilient and inclusive recovery.

There was Experts Consultation session on Mainstreaming Entrepreneurial Skills in TVET, who share their experience and Knowledge and expertise to the participants, The consultation session brings together expert from NVTI and other key stakeholders to discuss how entrepreneurial learning is clear in TVET policies and programmes, share experiences, examine and identify opportunities and challenges to mainstream into TVET systems.

 

Vocational education and training (VET) holds a priority place as contributor to human capital development, to economic growth, to reduction of unemployment, to better employment, that’s why the goal of the club is to empower students in the technical and vocational to develop their individual talents and skill-sets and develop practical competencies.

We inspire students to embrace their talents and live a life of meaning and to understand that entrepreneurs: Drive Innovation, Change People’s Lives, Create Jobs, Fuel Growth, and Make the World a Better Place. We set out to make our students into entrepreneurs by creating an environment that transforms the brightest and most passionate students to achieve their goal, our system of vocational education and training meets the needs of the individual citizens and skills demand of the labour market – now and in the future

The clubs normally meet once a week and cover a variety of subjects from business to leadership. We also focus on a specific business disciplines, including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • General business and Business Plan

Successful entrepreneurs coach students on the ‘in’s and out’s’ of business, drawing on their extensive real-world experience. The Clubs provide a comprehensive business education service for curricular, extra-curricular, and enrichment classes for vocational schools. We train and coach 500 students to succeed through teaching students to think entrepreneurial, finding solutions to problems.

What is the Youth Entrepreneurs Credit Union?

  • The Youth Entrepreneurs credit union is a project by the Africa Entrepreneurship School with the objectives of implementing practical ideas to empower the youth with entrepreneurial mindset and skills
  • The Youth Entrepreneurs Credit union is a development program designed for the young and Potential Entrepreneurs with the objective to create a platform for the youth to save and invest for their financial future, this program’s objective is to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth [SDG #8] through providing support to micro-entrepreneurs through business mentoring and to job seekers through skills training and development

The Youth Entrepreneurs credit union is  not just about giving financial support; we also offer practical help with developing your business idea. The YECU is designed to help young entrepreneurs build a bright financial future, from basic money concepts to teaching real-world skills

Our program and financial resources help young entrepreneurs to aspire to financial independence. we want young entrepreneurs to start building their financial future with an investment that will help them towards their financial goals

OUR VISION

To raise a generational of Young Entrepreneurs and Empowering them  to thrive through Business growth and  financial empowerment

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to deliver exemplary services by providing financial education, training, and access to capital to support sustainable business and community development while improving the quality of life for members

OUR MANDATE

  • Provide loans to youth owned enterprises
  • Provide market support to youth enterprises
  • Facilitate youth enterprises to develop linkages with large enterprises
  • Provide mentoring and coaching services for young entrepreneurs
  • Provide business development services to youth-owned enterprises

OUR VALUES

  • Equity and fairness
  • Professionalism
  • Value collaboration
  • Patriotism
  • Integrity and accountability

When you’re looking for advice, no matter what size your business is, we have a team available ready to work with you to realise the full potential of your business.

We have a Business Advisory Scheme that is designed to support business undertakings operating in Ghana and to enable entrepreneurs to access advisory services that suit their specific circumstances. The scheme is intended to help entrepreneurs, managers and business owners in formulating business strategies to ensure sustainability and growth.

Undertakings may be supported through authorised professionals in the following areas:

  • Market Development
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Startups & Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Space Audit 

Beneficiaries will receive a Business Advisory Voucher (valid for 6 months) which can be used to pay for an advisor or consultant to assist in addressing specific difficulties or development initiatives within the business endeavour.

We can help you:

  • Take control of complex situations and work through business dilemmas
  • Identify ways to improve performance within and across business functions
  • Create and execute business transformation programmes
  • Identify ways to help businesses survive when faced with difficult situations.

Our Vision

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We aspire to a world where small businesses contribute to prosperous, sustainable economies, with strong, thriving communities

 

Why Choose Us

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Our organizations built on serving and satisfying clients. Meeting our clients’ needs is always our number one priority. We make a positive difference in our clients’ lives.

Demonstrate complete integrity

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We uphold the highest standards of integrity and stand behind what we say and do. We know that trust must be earned continually, and are committed to transparency in our financial disclosures.

Achieve excellence in all we do

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We are all personally accountable for delivering results and maintaining the highest quality

Our Mission

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Unlocking entrepreneurial capabilities to meet the global challenges of the 21st Century

Our DNA

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Founded by successful entrepreneurs and supported by the Micro Business Support Network

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