CIT hosts Summer Camp for aspiring Entrepreneurs
Published on: Tuesday, 14 August 2012
CIT started its inaugural Enterprise Camp this week which is aimed at junior cycle secondary students who throughout the week long camp are exploring entrepreneurship and starting their own business as a future career. CIT is at the forefront of entrepreneurship education and training in the region and is ideally placed to host an Enterprise Camp. The Camp is taking place in the Rubicon Centre and the 25 students are from Cork City and County schools who were picked at random as there was a strong demand for the programme.
Throughout the week, students are been given the opportunity to be creative, work in teams, explore opportunities, and have a positive experience in an entrepreneurial environment. The students are meeting with entrepreneurs from the Rubicon centre, CIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Kieran Moynihan, CIT lecturers and also guest speakers from industry.
Also during the camp students will generate business ideas in teams, learn how to research and understand the market and also how social media impacts on business today.
The camp has also have a series of practical workshops for the students.
Gerard O’Donovan, Head of School of Business at CIT said, “This is a great opportunity for participants to learn about entrepreneurship and also be the catalyst for them to be more entrepreneurial in their own lives with some eventually starting their own business.”
The week will finish up with the students presenting their ideas on Friday and reflecting on the week and future enterprise possibilities for them in the future.