Enterprising students complete Entrée programme

Students who recently completed an innovative new Entrepreneurship Training Programme (Entrée) at the Belfast Institute have been awarded with certificates.

The awards were made at a celebration event in the Gerald Moag Campus at Millfield, where local businessman Jas Mooney presented the successful students with their certificates.

The ‘Entrée’ programme, funded through Proteus by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, is delivered in partnership with the Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business in the Community.

The programme enables students to gain confidence to enter the world of work and to think about the range of career options open to them in employment and self-employment. Highlighting opportunities to be creative and enterprising in a range of settings, Entrée has assisted students to develop entrepreneurial and enterprising skills.

During the 15-week programme the students acquired skills such as confidence and assertiveness, communication and listening, networking, creative thinking, time management and team building.

Project Co-ordinator for the Entrée Programme, Marie Woods, said: “Students on the course have developed a range of entrepreneurial skills which I am confident will not only increase their employability in the short term but also point them in the right direction in terms of starting up a business in the longer term. We are currently recruiting for the next intake of students who will commence in October 2005 and already interest is very high”.

Over a period of two years it is expected that 96 students will benefit from the Entrée Programme.

Further start dates for the programme will take place in October 2005 and February 2006.

With the aim of promoting and embedding an entrepreneurial ethos across the Belfast Institute to embed entrepreneurship within the FE sector at grass roots levels, Entree is one of the key themes arising out of the Institute’s Development Plan for 2004 – 2007.

For further information, contact the Belfast Institute on tel: 028 9026 5000.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

21 February 2020
Pair Charged Over South Belfast Burglary
Two men aged 19 and 20 have been charged in connection with a burglary in south Belfast. A third male, aged 17, remains in police custody following the break-in at an address in Oakwood Court overnight on Wednesday 19 February.
14 February 2020
Eight Houses Raided In Paramilitary Probe
The PSNI's Paramilitary Crime Task Force has seized a quantity of drugs and cash during a raid targeting the activities of the west Belfast UDA. Eight houses in the Shankill area were searched on Thursday 13 February, with one individual arrested.
16 August 2001
Northern Ireland pupils are in a class of their own
Northern Ireland students have outperformed their peers in England and Wales in both A-level and the new AS level exams. Figures released by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) on Thursday August 16 show a record 48,000 grades have been issued to Northern Ireland students across all exam boards.
14 January 2020
£45m Allocated To 18 NI Schools
Northern Ireland's new Education Minister has committed £45 million to 18 local schools in need of investment. The School Enhancement Programme will deliver capital funds to twelve primary schools, five post-primary schools and one special school to deliver the site improvements they have been crying out for.
07 February 2020
Students Make Call For Action On Bullying
Over 100 school pupils made their way to Parliament Buildings today to compel MLAs to act to reduce bullying in local schools. 'Change Starts with Us' was the theme of the first ever Anti-Bullying Forum at Stormont that brought teenagers and politicians together to consider the current efforts to tackle the issue.