CIT hosts Enterprise Camp for Teenage Entrepreneurs
Published on: Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Cork Institute of Technology is again hosting its popular Enterprise Camp this week aimed at 14 to 16 year old students who will explore entrepreneurship and starting their own business as a future career.
The weeklong Camp takes place in the Rubicon Centre on the CIT Bishopstown Campus. The twenty-five students, from Cork City and County schools, were picked at random due to the strong demand for the programme.
CIT is at the forefront of entrepreneurship education and training in the region and is ideally placed to host an Enterprise Camp.
The camp participants meet entrepreneurs from the Rubicon centre, CIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Kieran Moynihan, CIT lecturers, and also guest speakers from industry. They are given the opportunity to be creative, work in teams, explore opportunities, and have a positive experience in an entrepreneurial environment.
Also during the camp students generate business ideas in teams, learn how to research and understand the market and also how social media impacts on business today. The camp also has a series of practical workshops for the students facilitated by CIT staff.
This is a great opportunity for participants to learn about entrepreneurship and also could be the catalyst for them to be more entrepreneurial in their own lives.
The week will finish up with the students presenting their ideas on Friday to a panel, including Mr Seán Kelly MEP, and reflecting on the week and future enterprise possibilities for them in the future. Certificates will be presented by Mr Kelly and CIT President, Dr Brendan Murphy, to the participants.