SALCC to observe Global Entrepreneurship Week
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Business Department of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College will stage a four-day Enterprise event to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which runs from Nov. 12 – 18, 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 will begin activities with the official launch of GEW on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The launch will highlight the achievements of GEW over the years and unveil its new additions to the schedule of activities. Wednesday’s launch will also feature a mini exhibition from up and coming student and independent entrepreneurs.

GEW begins on Monday, Nov. 12, with motivational talks by young entrepreneurs on their successes and challenges. The students will also participate in the Business Idea Generation Competition (IGEN) on Nov. 13, that will yield some attractive prizes. Nov. 14 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, Nov. 16, on the grounds of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

The aim of the four-day activity 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.

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.

For details, contact: Nathalie Jolie Fanis at 285.4896.