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LCAES Youthreach Graduate from Entrepreneurship Programme
06/07/2010 00:00:00

The NFTE Entrepreneurship Programme is delivered in schools/youth centres by teachers & youth workers who are specially trained.

LCAES Youthreach have delivered the programme for the last two years.  It involves learners exploring entrepreneurship and potential ideas for their own business. Each learner puts together a business plan and presents their plan to a Dragon’s Dens style panel. Each centre chooses a winner who then goes on to participate in regional finals.  Learners really enjoy the NFTE programme and learning about entrepreneurship.

Jeffrey O’Halloran, from Youthreach Group 7, provides us with an account of the graduation ceremony in Dublin “Our NFTE graduation day took place on Thursday, April 29th in the Helix, DCU in Dublin. We arranged to meet each other outside the MTI Building at 7 that morning.

When everyone arrived, we began our journey to Dublin which seemed like forever, but we had a very welcome breakfast in Mountrath before we started on the road again.

We finally arrived at the venue before 11am and the graduation presentations started soon after. The MC for the day was RTE presenter Baz Ashamway of “How Low Can You Go” fame. The show was opened by African drummers who added a great buzz to the place. Businessman Bobby Kerr from The Dragon’s Den gave a talk about starting your own business which was interesting. LCAES Youthreach were finally called up on stage to receive our NFTE certificates. Altogether, over 350 young people received certificates for Enterprise that day.

We arrived back to Limerick at about 5.30 and we were glad to see the school building as it had been a very long, but enjoyable day!”

LCAES Youthreach MTI Group 7 are pictured with their Enterprise certificates with teacher Gerry Cusack.



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