Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD launched his North East North West Action Plan for Jobs in IT Sligo yesterday and met with graduates of Foróige’s Youth Entrepreneurship programme who are recipients of scholarships to the college. The students are Paul Murphy, Ethan McMullan and Áine Forde. They spoke to the Minister about their experiences as young entrepreneurs, their business ideas and all they have achieved as a result of the scholarship at IT Sligo.
Foróige NFTE Programme Officer in the West & North West, Caroline Cooke, said, “It was a great opportunity for the three scholars to meet with the Minister to highlight and discuss their own experience with youth entrepreneurship and how the scholarship has changed their lives, setting them up for a bright, innovative and creative future. It is through partnerships like these that opportunities are created for young people, allowing them the support and backing they need to succeed and reach their full potential. It is just fantastic.”
The Minister said, “It is an outstanding programme partnership and I am delighted to see such opportunities in place.”