The Aboriginal Centre for Entrepreneurship
Aboriginal Smart Start Entrepreneurship Training Program
The Aboriginal Smart Start Entrepreneurship Training ( ASSET)  is an adaptable 9 module learning program integrating culturally-relevant curriculum and program delivery methods. The curriculum aligns with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities approved program vocational learning outcomes blending contemporary and traditional teaching methods with Aboriginal cultural values and perspectives embedded into the program delivery for a self identifying learning experience.

Program Delivery Method

ACE believes transferring business knowledge and skills at appropriate intervals increases the potential for individual development while enhancing opportunities to retain information and advance to become successful entrepreneurs. The 9  learning modules  are delivered over a four month period providing aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools, materials and resources necessary to successfully start, plan and run a new entrepreneurial venture. The 4 month formal training program includes 120 hours of in-class training sessions combined with 240 hours of self study to complete coursework assignments in preparation of a business plan/manual. The program delivery has been tested and proven to be the most effective.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the ASSET program, Aspiring Entrepreneurs  will be able to:

  • Identify their gifts and talents to make their life purpose a reality.
  • Identify viable business ideas that will make a profit.
  • Understand about Local, Regional & Global opportunities.
  • Assess the cost of starting their business and sustaining it for at least the first year.
  • Research, gather and document individualized information required to create a comprehensive business plan.
  • Make effective presentations to submit application for funding to appropriate agencies.
  • Apply the tools, methods and systems required to efficiently run their business.
  • Understand  and appreciate the key attitudes, characteristics, behaviors and business skills required for success.
  • Set challenging and attainable business goals.


Funding

Through our strategic partnership  we have been successful in obtaining Millions of dollars from private Investors, Federal & Provincial Governments to contribute funding for socioeconomic and community development initiatives for Aboriginals in Ontario. ACE can assist in securing funding to cover all costs associated to this entrepreneurial training opportunity for your First Nation or Aboriginal organization.