Youstart GJSP Registration Portal Now Open for Ghanaians
Application for Youstart GJSP Registration Portal Now Open for Ghanaians . The World Bank is providing financing and technical support to the Government of Ghana (GoG) for the implementation of the Ghana Jobs and Skills Project. The Project is considered as one of the main forms of support for the government’s top-priority agenda of upgrading skills among the country’s population, creating more and better-quality jobs, and improving job outcomes for youth. It connects success in these areas to state stability, social cohesion, and economic inclusion.
All advanced training participants will receive mentoring and coaching support, which encompasses guidance to prepare business plans, meet business registration and licensing requirements, and connect with input and output markets. Short duration internship, mentoring and guidance sessions would be arranged for some selected beneficiaries
5,000 selected youth who successfully undergo training up to the intermediate level would be eligible for Business Startup Grants. These grants will be available to individuals and self-formed groups, majority-owned by Ghanaians, with high potential to succeed in business, and operating in any of the non-resource-based sectors
What to expect from the Project
The Ghana Jobs and Skills Project will follow 5 simple steps
Registration and application for the project is targeted at Ghanaians from the ages of 18 to 40 with at least Basic Education Certificate Examination qualification and willing to start a business. School dropouts already in a business would be considered for this project as well. Special attention would be given to women and Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Readiness And Needs Assessment
Shortlisted applicants would be invited by GEA Officers in their respective locations for a readiness screening/needs assessment exercise for verification of data provided by applicants and identification of needs for Entrepreneurship Development.
A district based and non-residential Entrepreneurship Training would be conducted at 3 levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced using an experiential participatory approach conducive for adult learning
Coaching and Mentoring
The Coaching and Mentoring support would be provided to beneficiaries who progress to the advance level to finalize their business plans, meeting of licensing and registration requirements, testing of products on the market. Short duration internship, mentoring and guidance sessions would be arranged for some selected beneficiaries
Competitive Start-up Grants
5,000 selected youth (individual or self-formed groups) who successfully undergo training up to the intermediate and advance levels would be eligible for Business Startup Grants. They must demonstrate high potential to succeed in business, and operating in any sector aside from the extraction of natural resources.
Who qualifies to apply?
The following category of youth will be targeted:
- Persons from the age of 18 to 40 years old.
- Minimum of Basic Education Certificate Examination
- Willingness to start a business
- School dropouts already in a business would be considered
- Special attention would be given to women and Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Steps on How To Apply
- Create Your Account
- You will need the following to complete your application:
Valid National ID Card preferably “Ghana Card”
Certificate of the most recent education attained
Valid mobile numberNote! All fields with * are requiredNote! You will receive an OTP to validate your mobile number. After succesfully validating your phone number, you will receive a unique code for subsequent logins. To Login just provide your phone number and this unique code.
- To Apply please visit https://youstartgjsp.gheaonline.com/get_started
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) YouStart Ghana Jobs and Skills Project
Who can apply for the entrepreneurship training under the Ghana Jobs and Skills Project?
Any Ghanaian youth between the ages of 18 – 40 years with a minimum of BECE Certification and a valid Ghanaian Identification Card (ID) who wants to start a business can register for entrepreneurship training.
Can I apply if I have no educational certification or did not complete BECE?
Yes, you can only apply if you have already started a business in Ghana but do not have any educational certification.
Can I apply if I have additional skills training after completing BECE?
Yes, youth with skills training but yet to start a business are encouraged to apply for the training.
What do I need to apply for the training?
You will need a valid Ghanaian Identity (ID) Card, preferably the Ghana Card to apply for training under the Project.
Do I need to provide a proof of my educational level?
Yes, you would need to upload a picture of your certificate or results slip as evidence of your educational attainment.
Do I need a valid TIN to apply?
Persons with existing businesses would be required to provide a TIN during the application process.
Do I require a Business Plan to apply for the training?
No, you do not require a Business Plan to apply. If you have an existing one, it will be refined during the program.
Will all applicants be selected for the training?
No, only shortlisted applicants would be contacted to participate in the training.
How can I register for the Project?
To register, please visit https://gea.gov.gh/yeep or any of GEA’s 206 Business Advisory Centers or 37 Business Resource Centers (BRC) across the country.