Entrepreneurial training has been emphasized as a tool to promote business startup in order to reduce unemployment. It is acknowledged to be instrumental in promoting a more entrepreneurial climate in a country. Researchers have pointed out that training plays a vital role in supporting emerging small businesses. It prepares people to start their own business, strengthens their entrepreneurial capabilities, changes their mindsets and encourages them to undertake the entrepreneurial endeavour. However, despite the increasing attention on entrepreneurship training, much emphasis have been on traditional training programmes with less focus on non-traditional training programmes with a lack of research on entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurship training in varied and multiple contexts. Using a descriptive study, 195 participants of non-traditional entrepreneurship programmes offered by the government in Southern Nigeria were examined and findings reveal that to a large extent non-traditional entrepreneurship programmes does contribute to the nurturing of participants’ entrepreneurial attributes, values, mindset, intention and the starting of their businesses. The findings add new knowledge to the entrepreneurship literature on non-traditional entrepreneurship training programmes. It provides implications that will guide government policy decision in the offering of entrepreneurship programmes in the region under study.
This study investigates the relationship between Entrepreneurship Development and employment reduction in Anambra State, Nigeria. The research focused on youths of five selected Local Government Council of Anambra state, Nigeria. Data were collected using questionnaire from an infinite population of the selected Local Government Council. Samples of 30 youths were drawn from the population of each Local Government through a convenience sampling technique. A total of 150 youths were sample for the study. However, four hypotheses were tested; the first, second and third hypotheses were designed to investigate the relationship between Entrepreneurship training and unemployment reduction; the relationship between Entrepreneurship traits and unemployment reduction; and the relationship between Entrepreneurship empowerment and unemployment reduction respectively. The fourth hypothesis was on the examination of entrepreneurship challenges affecting unemployment reduction. The test conducted shows that the variables in Ho1, Ho2 and Ho3 were significantly and positively related and Ho4 was also significant. The study recommended that Government should strive to reduce the cost of doing business in Nigeria. Unemployed youths in Anambra State should also be strengthened to embrace entrepreneurship devoid the imitation and vocational inclinations.