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Students engage their business brains for GEW 2017

Trafford College students have been celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 with a series of enterprise challenges across the College.

The event marks the start of a week of global activities that highlight and celebrate entrepreneurship, as well as bringing together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, and offering practical support to those who are interested in setting up their own business or developing their business networks.

Departments across College have been running a series of activities for students to get involved in, helping them to generate new business ideas, develop their enterprise skills, and showcase their talent as the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Activities have included workshops and the Mini Market challenge, and students have also been given the chance to hear from guest speakers and gain a fascinating insight into what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

The College’s Altrincham campus has been transformed into a hub of entrepreneurial activity with students setting up a range of business stalls including sweeties, cupcakes, gift tags and gingerbread. Football challenges also took place on the AstroTurf with have a go sessions in target practice, followed by a group tournament.

Candidates were also invited to work in teams for a ‘business challenge day’ organised by the Young Enterprise Company, to develop essential enterprise skills such as innovation, problem solving and networking.

Pierina Bower, Lecturer in Enterprise, Business and Computing commented, “Global Entrepreneurship Week is a fantastic opportunity for our talented students to develop employability and entrepreneurial skills. It’s great to see so many students from across so many different areas of the College coming together to celebrate a shared passion for Business and Enterprise.”

 

 

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