Are you a young person who has always wanted to start a business? Or maybe you have an idea you want to develop further?
If this is you then consider signing up for the inaugural Youth Entrepreneurship Program aimed at giving kids aged between 13-17 a chance to develop communication, business and creative skills in a fun and safe environment.
The program is the brain child of Crystal McGregor and Cherie Topfer who say it is a great introduction to the adult world for young people.
“We will be running a school holiday program where young people will be encouraged to develop business ideas,” Ms Topfer said.
“We have to create an environment where they can explore what entrepreneurship is and find out how they can use their passion to help solve a problem.
“This is the first time we are doing something like this in Port Macquarie and we are running the same thing in Coffs Harbour.
“We have run an extended version in Woolgoolga last year and the young people who took part were very pleased.”
The program in Port Macquarie will run from January 22 -24 at the Port Macquarie Community College.
Ms McGregor said the three day holiday program is great for young people who are thinking about the future.
“Young people have lots of ideas and this program is a way of fostering those ideas and seeing which ones they can develop further,” Ms McGregor said.
“By the end of the program they will have gain skills in public speaking, problem solving, understanding how to pitch their ideas and so much more.
“Working in groups the participants will learn how to work in a team environment which will also serve them well as they grow up.”
For more information about the program head to their Facebook page.
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