Secondary Schools Enterprise Programme

STUDENT ENTERPRISE

The Student Enterprise Awards is an exciting and rewarding programme that gives second level students in Roscommon the chance to test their entrepreneurial skills by setting up and running their own business, while still at school. Organised by the Local Enterprise Office, the programme is run in second level schools all over the county and caters for students from first year right up to leaving certificate. The Student Enterprise Awards bring a taste of real life business into the classroom. Students are exposed to all the realities of entrepreneurship beginning with finding a business idea, researching the market, producing, promoting and selling the product or service, maintaining financial records and writing a business report.

www.studententerprise.ie

Objectives of the Programme

To give students practical, real life experience of setting up and running their own business.
To encourage students to think about entrepreneurship and self-employment as a viable career choice.
To enhance the teaching of business and entrepreneurship in schools by combining academic classroom learning with real life experience.

2014/2015 COUNTY FINAL WINNERS

CLR Farm Safety from Scoil Mhuire Strokestown have won The County Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards. They took home €500 and a trophy and represented Co. Roscommon at the National Final in Croke Park on the 22nd April.

CLR Farm Safety - 3 girls - Winners at Co Final

Winners: CLR Farm Safety, Board game ‘Farm Alert’- Scoil Mhuire Strokestown. Rebecca Cox, Caitlin Flanagan and Leanne Carrington.

The Local Enterprise Office also assists second level schools with the following programmes :

  • Enterprise Encounter
  • LCVP and LCA Programmes

Enterprise Encounter

This programme brings Leaving Certificate students into direct contact with local entrepreneurs. Its aim is to give students an insight into what is required to set up and run a business and to plant a seed of enterprise in their minds. Enterprise Encounter is a joint initiative with the Local Enterprise Office and the Second Level Support Service of the Department of Education and Skills.

The Local Enterprise Office education co-ordinator can assist in making initial contact with businesses within the county to request their facilitating a small group of students in visting their business premises with a view to interviewing a senior staff member about their career and business.

LCVP Programme

The LCVP is a senior cycle programme of the Department of Education and Skills designed to enhance the established leaving certificate. The LCVP combines the academic strengths of the established Leaving Certificate with a dynamic focus on enterprise, the world of work, information technology and languages. The Local Enterprise Office co-ordinator visits schools in the county at the request of business teachers to meet with students and answer their questions relating to business supports available, give samples of businesses supported, etc.

LCA Programme

The LCA is a senior cycle programme of the Department of Education and Skills. It is a distinct, self-contained two-year programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. The programme puts an emphasis on forms of achievement and excellence, which the established Leaving Certificate has not recognised in the past. It was introduced to recognise the talents of all students and provide opportunities for development in terms of responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge. It is an innovative programme in the way students learn, in what they learn and in the way their achievements are assessed. The Local Enterprise Office co-ordinator visits schools in the county at the request of business teachers to meet with students and answer their questions relating to business supports available, give samples of businesses supported, etc.

Related Links:

  • Student Enterprise Awards - County Final 2015

    CLR Farm Safety from Scoil Mhuire Strokestown won €500 and a trophy and will go on to represent Co. Roscommon at the National Final in Croke Park on the 22nd April.

  • Student Enterprise Awards 2014/15

    Each year over 17,000 students all over Ireland get to find out what it’s really like to be their own boss and run their own business by taking part in the Student Enterprise Awards Programm...

 

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