Last week, BELTRAIDE launched its National Entrepreneurship Road Show in commemoration of the National Entrepreneurship month. The road show was in the north last week, where it made stops at several high schools including Corozal Junior College and Escuela Mexico. Thereafter, it headed to the West stopping at Sacred Heart College. Love news caught up with the road show today at the Anglican Cathedral College, ACC, here in Belize City. Jorge Gentle, Business Advisor of the Small Business Development Center, SBDC who said that the session is a capacity building workshop which introduces the students to entrepreneurship.
Jorge Gentle Business Advisor: “The workshop aims to provide them with skills on how to better be creative and innovative and again these are characteristics of an entrepreneur so we start off the session by introducing them to definitions, terminologies to what an entrepreneur is, the process of entrepreneurship and then we provide them with different activities, we also integrate a motivational speaker which is we aim at having a young dynamic entrepreneur for them to see basically the success that young entrepreneurs have also.”
Ashley Jones, a teacher at ACC, said that the fourth form business students are participating in the workshop.
Ashley Jones – Teacher: “Facilitators from Beltraide gave a talk about entrepreneurship and being an entrepreneur to the students and it was an active workshop because they did not only give information to students however the students also participated in the workshop. There were hands on activities that the students took part in so that they can better understand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, how its like to create your own products and what may be the risk of being an entrepreneur.”
Love news also spoke with one of the students who shared how the workshop is benefiting her.
Student: “We’ve learned about taking risk and that you will come across certain obstacles in the process of creating your business but you will have to learn how to make difficult decisions and solve them that will, that will benefit you and your business.”
The road show travels south tomorrow stopping at Independence High School in Independence Village; thereafter, making its last stop at Julian Cho in the Toledo District on Thursday. The road show ends with the raffling of a laptop.