SALCC Plays its Part in GEW 2018

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The busi­ness depart­ment of the Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege is set to stage a four-day En­ter­prise event to mark Global En­trepreneur­ship Week (GEW), which will run from 12 to 18 Novem­ber 2018, un­der the theme 'Rec­og­niz­ing youth in En­trepreneur­ship'.

GEW is a world­wide move­ment of en­trepreneurial peo­ple, stim­u­lat­ing the econ­omy by un­leash­ing their en­ter­pris­ing tal­ents and turn­ing their ideas into re­al­ity. It aims to in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion of fu­ture 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. This year, the Global En­trepreneur­ship Net­work is ex­cited to an­nounce four themes for this year's GEW 2018 cel­e­bra­tion, rec­og­niz­ing women, youth, and in­clu­sion in en­trepreneur­ship, as well as con­nect­ing ecosys­tems around the world.

As part of its con­tri­bu­tions to GEW, the SALCC be­gan ac­tiv­i­ties with the of­fi­cial launch of GEW on Wednes­day, 31 Oc­to­ber 2018. The launch high­lighted the achieve­ments of GEW over the years and un­veiled its new ad­di­tions to the sched­ule of ac­tiv­i­ties. Wednes­day's launch also fea­tured a mini ex­hi­bi­tion from up and com­ing stu­dent and in­de­pen­dent en­trepreneurs.

GEW be­gins on Mon­day, 12 Novem­ber 2018 with mo­ti­va­tional talks by young en­trepreneurs on their suc­cesses and chal­lenges. The stu­dents will also par­tic­i­pate in the Busi­ness Idea Gen­er­a­tion Com­pe­ti­tion (IGEN) on Tues­day, 13 Novem­ber that will yield some at­trac­tive prizes. Wednes­day, 14 Novem­ber fea­tures an En­trepreneur­ship Ex­hi­bi­tion from both stu­dent en­trepreneurs and busi­ness part­ners who will dis­play a va­ri­ety of prod­ucts and ser­vices. The week will cul­mi­nate with the launch­ing of “Get in the Ring” on Fri­day, 16 Novem­ber on the grounds of the Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

The aim of the four-day ac­tiv­i­ties is to sen­si­tize stu­dents, fac­ulty and the gen­eral pub­lic of the ex­ist­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and sup­port ser­vices that are avail­able for ven­ture cre­ation and sus­tain­abil­ity within Saint Lu­cia.

SALCC takes this op­por­tu­nity to in­vite you to par­tic­i­pate in this global move­ment with its stu­dents and fac­ulty as they make their mark on the en­trepreneurial global map.

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