For many, Christmas is one of the most joyous times of the year, as the air is filled with merriment, love, and festivities. Tis the Season, Remember the Reason for the Season, Give Love on Christmas Day.
Christmas is also a time of giving thanks and appreciation, and at YBTT, we are indeed thankful for the support provided by our loyal stakeholders in our quest to continuously develop the entrepreneurial landscape for young persons between the age group 18-35 years; the past twelve (12) months, in particular, have seen an evolution in YBTT’s programmes and initiatives which would not have been possible in the absence of our very dear stakeholders, and for that, we extend sincere thanks and extend special Christmas Greetings to you and your loved ones!
To our young entrepreneurs who continue to strive to be the best that they can be, Season’s Greetings to you and yours on this joyous occasion!
Christmas Greetings and good tidings are also extended to our hard working Business Mentors and dedicated staff (and families) who remain loyal and committed to ensuring that the organization’s objectives are achieved successfully.
To our Board Members who remain steadfast to YBTT’s cause, Season’s Greetings to you and yours!
To the national community, Facebook fan and all those who continue to be part of the YBTT experience, we wish you and yours a heartwarming and fantastic Christmas Season!
Today is “International Volunteer Day” and Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT) joins with the rest of world in saluting persons who volunteer their time and effort towards global development at varying levels. Volunteerism in its purest sense is giving of one’s time and energy to various causes which require a great effort for many, but for some, it is a display of goodwill and passion in helping others succeed in being the best that they can be. The power of volunteerism permeates throughout the many facets of the sustainable development agenda for governments, NGOs, and CBOs, as it strengthens engagement and mobilization of communities and individuals.
International Volunteer Day 2016 theme: Global Applause: Give volunteers a hand
Volunteerism is part of YBTT’s DNA, as the bedrock of nurturing young and successful entrepreneurs is mirrored through a structured mentorship programme. According to YBTT’s General Manager, Shedron Collins “mentorship starts with a relationship between a mentor and a mentee aimed at supporting the journey of the young entrepreneur and growing their business; because of its uniqueness, young entrepreneurs look forward to that supportive figure who they can trust to share both personal and professional information necessary in ensuring success in their entrepreneurial journey.”
YBTT boasts of having some 40+ mentors on their mentorship database, all possessing diverse profiles that span across a broad spectrum of disciplines included but not limited to Marketing, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Financial and Cash Flow Management, Marketing and Communications and Business Development. Of the three (3) streams of services offered by YBTT, mentorship sits at the top as it focuses on the after-care support provided to young entrepreneurs post-training and loan financing.
Each YBTT Mentor receives training handed down from our Global YBI Network
YBTT remains committed to ensuring that young entrepreneurs are properly resourced and supported at every level of their operations, and so, the mentors are considered vital to the sustainability of the organization. Collins adds “in the absence of our committed pool of volunteer business mentors, our NGO would be far from achieving its mandate, and therefore, YBTT expresses heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our hard-working mentors who continue to mold and shape young entrepreneurs through the individual and group mentoring elements of the programme.”
As we salute our mentors, we are calling business professionals who are committed to the development of youth entrepreneurship in Trinidad and Tobago, to get on board by calling YBTT at 665-8621 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Sandrine Rattan