CIT supports Cork's Entrepreneurial Teens with special Summer Camp
Published on: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
CIT is hosting a summer Enterprise Camp that will see 25 teenagers attend a free, week-long, summer camp on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus. The innovative camp is aimed at motivated and enthusiastic teens who want to be more entrepreneurial and learn the ins and outs of starting a business.
CIT’s annual Enterprise Camp gives teenagers skills and confidence to develop their entrepreneurial spirit while exploring the many benefits of not just ‘getting’ a job but ‘creating’ a job.
The camp will run for 5 days, beginning 18th August and will be based in the Rubicon Centre, CIT’s on-campus incubation centre. It promises to be an engaging experience and a great opportunity for participants to experience, first-hand, the buzz of a busy start-up incubation centre while receiving advice and knowledge from the resident entrepreneurs.
The packed programme introduces teens (ages 14-16) to entrepreneurship, teamwork and leadership, in the process helping them to build skills that will last a lifetime. Campers will work in small teams to put their creativity to work, developing and researching business ideas.
Camp participants will also have the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs who tell them about on the ups and downs of starting a business, all telling their stories with inspiring motivation and enthusiasm. During the week the teens will take a trip to learn about the importance of innovating in industry, which will help to stimulate innovative ideas amongst the groups. The program will conclude with all groups pitching their ideas to a panel of experts.
Over the last few years, CIT's School of Business has seen an increase in eager teens trying to gain a place on this free camp. As one of the only summer initiatives in Ireland focusing on enterprise for teenagers the camp has increased in popularity each year.
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