INSPIRING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT


Brains are like soil. If you plant a good seed in it, and cultivate and nurture that seed, it will grow into a big, productive idea.

 

 

We create superstars


THE PROJECT

The project is a hands-on, five month program, designed to train individuals to be productive residents and place them in a post-secondary academic program or maintain gainful employment by operating as entrepreneurs. 

Participants work in a small group setting and use real-world strategies to learn the skills necessary to be competitive, while establishing a high business acumen. While participating in the program, applicants receive mentoring, coaching, and are given opportunities to build their professional network.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Must be at least 18 years old, as of the time the application is completed
  • Reside in the Midlands region of South Carolina (including Aiken, Barnwell, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and York Counties)
  • Currently out of work and not enrolled in school
  • No associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • Are not currently in a certification or college program

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Direct access and support applying for your collegiate/career choice
  • Support and resources for getting into and through academic programs
  • Access to our network of professionals and corporate partners
  • Exposure to areas otherwise unattainable for participants
  • Applicants learn how to use the world around them to learn and succeed
  • Alternative methods that ensure academic/career success
  • THE OPPORTUNITY TO LAUNCH YOUR OWN BUSINESS OR PROFIT FROM AN IDEA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHY DO I HAVE TO BE VACCINATED?
The project will meet in-person. To ensure everyone interacts safely, all participants will need to be vaccinated. We will support any interested applicants with determining the logistics of getting vaccinated. Please feel free to contact us using the email or number listed below to ask additional questions.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?
The entire project takes five months to complete, but it is broken up into tiers (or stages). Participants must complete the project in order to launch their business model or idea. Scholars can then decide to start their business, enroll into an academic program, or both.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no cost to participate.

WHAT IF I NEED CERTIFICATIONS OR A LICENSE TO START MY BUSINESS THAT I CANNOT AFFORD?

The project will assist in helping participants pay for and study to receive the proper credentials to operate your business or launch your idea.

DOES THE PROJECT MEET EVERYDAY?

Yes. Scholars meet daily from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There is a one hour break for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

Yes. We feel that participants should dress for the job they hope to receive. While we do not require professional dress, we do ask that participants wear semi-professional attire. This means no revealing clothing, athletic wear, tube tops, mini-skirts, sagging pants, etc. Fridays are dress down days and scholars are allowed to wear business casual attire. We will review this requirement during orientation. If anyone needs assistance securing clothing please let staff know and we will provide assistance.

CAN I STUDY BEFORE THE ASSESSMENT? WILL MY SCORE KEEP ME FROM BEING SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE?

There is no need to study for the assessment. In fact, it is better if you DO NOT study for the assessment. The assessment is not graded. It is used to help staff help you identify a business or idea where you will be successful. We do not use the assessment to select participants.


BREAKDOWN OF THE PROJECT

STILL NEED MORE INFORMATION?


For application or admissions questions, please contact us at: 
info@thehjvhproject.com
OR by phone at 803-672-5853