Local Students Embrace Global Entrepreneurship Week

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STUDENTS from the North East Region learned the secrets to creating a positive employment future for themselves during the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Entrepreneurship Masterclass, held at Carrickfergus Town Hall.

Supported by the Department of Education, the half-day interactive workshop was one of a series of events the business education charity held throughout Northern Ireland during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Aimed at 14-18 year olds, the programme is designed to help students to think about opening their own business as a viable and exciting career option. Amongst the local schools in attendance were Dalriada School.

Supported by Momentum, the trade association for the ICT industry in Northern Ireland, the students received the opportunity to learn more about business opportunities in this key growth sector.

During the Masterclass, students learned how to develop the key entrepreneurial skills required to start their own company, including communication, team work, marketing and developing a unique business proposition.

Working in teams with new “colleagues” from different schools, the students developed a business plan aimed at launching an imaginary new smartphone app.

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland is building an interconnected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to succeed through enterprise. As Northern Ireland’s foremost business and enterprise education charity, all its programmes are based on the principle of ‘learning by doing’, to promote a culture of enterprise from an early age.  All activities are delivered by fully-trained business volunteers from partnership organisations and supported by the Department of Education, and a variety of public and private sector organisations

 To find out more about corporate support or volunteering opportunities, please contact Young Enterprise Northern Ireland on 02890 327003.