SALCC Plays its Part in GEW 2017
The Business Department of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) is set to stage a three-day Enterprise event to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) which runs from 13th to 19th November under the theme “Breaking the Boundaries – Entrepreneurship and You”.
GEW is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurs stimulating the economy by unleashing their enterprising talents and turning their ideas into reality. It aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders by building and developing their confidence and ambitions.
Entrepreneurship is widely regarded as the pathway through which enterprises of all sizes are developed, empowering individuals to create value and wealth, thus generating employment for themselves and others, moving from being job seekers to job creators.
As part of its contributions to GEW, the SALCC will begin activities on Monday, November 13th with a seminar for students that will include motivational talks by young entrepreneurs on their successes and challenges. The students will also be challenged with a Business Idea Generation Competition on Tuesday, November 14th that will yield some attractive prizes. The week will culminate on Wednesday, November 15th with an Entrepreneurship Exhibition from both student entrepreneurs and business partners who will display products and services.
The aim of the activities is to sensitize students, faculty and the general public to the existing opportunities and support services that are available for venture creation and sustainability within Saint Lucia.