Youth entrepreneurship program offered
by John Conley
A youth entrepreneurship prototype program is being offered in Wyoming County this school year.
Entrepreneurship education will be integrated into the regular curriculum for select fourth grade, eighth grade and Career and Technical Center students through the school year.
Eligible high school students will be able to take an early enrollment entrepreneurship class.
The early enrollment course is worth three college credits and is open to Wyoming County juniors and seniors.
Participants must have a GPA of at least 2.8. Students will create and present a business plan.
The class will be taught in the evening at the CTC, and students must provide their own transportation.
The course and books will be paid for by a grant if students successfully complete the class.
“College is very expensive, and this is an excellent opportunity for Wyoming Couty juniors and senior to get college credit,” said Steve Clark. “This is only being offered in Wyoming County.
“I’m really excited about the program,” he added.
The class will be taught one night per week.
Pre-register by contacting Clark at 304-732-6707.
The course is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, Wyoming County Schools and West Virginia State University.
The sign-up deadline is Sept. 7.
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