Year 10 Financial Capability Day

Pupils from Year 10 learned the secrets to creating a positive employment future for themselves during the Young Enterprise Digital Entrepreneurship Masterclass on 11 February 2013.

The programme is designed to help students to think about opening their own business as a viable and exciting career option.

The pupils received the opportunity to learn more about business opportunities in this key growth sector.  They developed an App concept and a Twitter Message and drew up a detailed Business Plan.

During the event they 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.

Local entrepreneur Matt Johnston from Digital Circle passed on some of his entrepreneurial wisdom to a captive audience, who then had the opportunity to hone their new business skills.

Jonathan Twinem, Development Manager of Young Enterprise Northern Ireland’s South East Region, was impressed with the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial potential displayed by the students.  “We are delighted with the success of the Digital Entrepreneurship Masterclass.  It is fantastic to see students from so many different schools throughout the region working together in teams to develop innovative business proposals.

“Young Enterprise aims to deliver programmes which are up-to-date and reflective of current business trends; therefore, this year, we decided that the Masterclasses should focus on one of our key growth industries: Digital Media.

“Entrepreneurship education is a vital contribution to this region’s economic output, and the talent on display today certainly bodes well for our future prosperity.”


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