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.
Young people in the Foróige PAN Youth Project in Drogheda have been fortunate to have been involved in no less than three Foróige programmes over the past 9 months, they are personal development and life skills, and Foróige’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship programmes. A key aim has been to promote community involvement and awareness while building greater self-esteem among participants. The young people are all students at St. Oliver’s Community College.
Four teenagers from Donegal are the winners of the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, organised and run by Foróige, for their business which produces tasty treats using seaweed.
The four were amongst the 1,000 participants from low income communities who set up 600 businesses as part of this year’s Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme, generating a collective turnover of €250,000. 1,000 participants generate €250k turnover in Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme this year.
Hi, I'm Erica Masterson and I'm fourteen years old. I took part in the Foróige NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship programme. NFTE stands for the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship. The NFTE programme focuses on teaching key business skills and setting up a real, live business.
Clara Hewstown (14) is the winner of of the Foróige NFTE International Business Plan Competition! She wins an all expenses paid trip to New York City and will attend a special Gala dinner celebrating youth entrepreneurship! Clara was one of eight shortlisted finalists in the running for the prize out of 50 entrants.
A group of Sligo teenagers have been named European Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2014 at a ceremony in Vienna. The Mercy College, Sligo students Rianne Keaveney (17), Róisín Shaw (16) Sinead Fitzsimons (16), Sinead D’Arcy (17) and Samantha Scanlon (17) travelled to Vienna to represent Ireland in the prestigious competition, which saw young entrepreneurs from across Europe outline their business plans to a panel of judges from some of the country’s leading companies. They were announced as Gold First winners in the competition late on Wednesday afternoon (Nov 26th).