12/10/2001

Students preview the Personal Enterprise Roadshow

Over 600 secondary level students from the greater Belfast area gathered at the Odyssey Arena on Friday October 12 for an advanced preview of the Personal Enterprise Roadshow, which takes place over the weekend.

The event offers an interactive experience to people with an interest in setting up a business on their own.

The roadshow has been organised by LEDU in association with Enterprise Northern Ireland and funded by the International Fund for Ireland and IntertradeIreland, and it provides a formula of five interactive zones, designed to stimulate and encourage the personal development of aspiring entrepreneurs.

In one zone, Young Enterprise Northern Ireland (YENI) have created an interactive apparatus which demonstrates the various parts of its ‘Oddballs’ manufacturing business, and how these parts need to work together to create a working business.

Visitors will see a play, performed by Belfast theatrical students, on the topic of how to start a business.

The youth day is part of a government strategy to encourage young people to consider self-employment years before thinking about starting their own business. (CD)

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