This is designed to sensitize National Youth Service Corps members on the realities of the Nigerian labour market and to encourage them embrace self-employment as an option to wage employment. The objectives of the EDP are three-fold; to motivate and reinforce entrepreneurial traits and abilities, to build confidence of first timers to overcome the fear of failure and to assist plan their ventures with high prospects for success.

This scheme is usually carried out at the NYSC orientation camps during the orientation exercise and last for 5 days.