The award winning programme is open to fifth and sixth class pupils in schools in Enniscorthy town and district and will see them mentored by business people from their own communities willing to share their experience with them.
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme brings entrepreneurship into primary schools and helps students develop existing skills such as literacy and numeracy but also new skills such as problem solving, technology, communication, team building, confidence and creative thinking.
Children from Boolavogue N.S, Clonroche N.S, Courtnacuddy N.S and Glenbrien N.S were among those who took part in last year’s programme.
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme is available free of charge, to all 5th and 6th class pupils in the country. It is a 12 to 16 week programme which help them learn and develop business skills in collaboration with their classmates.
Close to 40,000 children have participated in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme since its inception in 2010. It has been developed and supported by entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly of Tweak.com and some of Ireland’s other leading entrepreneurs.
The children involved in the programme last year created businesses that generated total sales of over €320,000 and profits of almost €230,000. The classes themselves made decisions on how to spend their profits.
Applications are currently being accepted for inclusion in the next Junior Entrepreneur Programme which will start in schools in September. Further details are available on www.juniorentrepreneur.ie or on 066 7169553.