Youth Leaders – Entrepreneurs and Career Pathways

Surrey is a young, rapidly growing city with one third of its population under the age of 19. Given persistently high rates of youth unemployment in British Columbia—at 13.6 percent, more than ‪double the national average—preparing youth to follow an entrepreneurial path is not only an acceptable ‪choice, but also a strategic decision. The Surrey Board of Trade programs introduce youth to career ‪pathways, and develop practical entrepreneurial skills.

The Surrey Board of Trade focuses on the following youth programs and initiatives:

‪1. Optimize the regulatory environment
‪2. Enhance entrepreneurship education and skills development
‪3. Facilitate technology exchange and innovation
‪4. Improve access to finance
‪5. Promote awareness and networking