After signing on to the portal, founders & leaders get access to ambitious talent, while apprentices discover diverse businesses and gain experience in an industry they love. Both sides are able to browse, request, and choose their own opportunities. When you both submit a request and match, FLIK will send you an email to connect you both with a contract, and the apprenticeship can begin!
Through FLIK's portal, female leaders can take on helping hands as their businesses scale quickly. Apprentices train to earn skills 10 hours a week in a meaningful project under a an established leader. Apprentices can join the program even if they have another job or are in school, this is a flexible and accessible program that can be done remotely or in-person (up to mutual agreement).
Each 3-month apprenticeship marks another game-changer being exposed to the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Female founders can take on more than one apprentice. Apprentices understand they are not obligated to a wage as they derive value through mentorship, training, exposure, and innovation.
If you’re not a female founder, but think you’re an amazing leader in a cool space, fill out a profile and we’ll chat! You could still be a great fit for our program.
Ultimately, our mission is to increase women-led ventures and projects across Canada and beyond.
*You must be 16 or over to access the portal
ROLE AS APPRENTICE TO A FOUNDER
Your job is to learn from your founder and the assigned project.
Challenge yourself by testing new knowledge, practicing skills, and trying new ideas.
Be an active listener and engage in meaningful conversations that will help you and your founder develop new, innovative ideas.
ROLE AS FOUNDER/LEADER TO APPRENTICE
Your role is to explore your vision, create plan, and execute it into reality.
Provide feedback and guidance to your apprentice so she can test new knowledge, practice her skills, and try new ideas.
Understand the apprentice's goals and vision for the length of the term. Support her in any way you can.