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'Quick pitch' earns CAC $7,500 grant

Monday, December 14, 2009   (0 Comments)
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By Michael K. Rich
December 13, 2009

A three-minute pitch by Central Arizona College's director of business and community outreach, Al Larson, could help transform future college graduates into business owners.

Larson’s pitch, which involves teaching instructors the basics of entrepreneurship, was made to the Coleman Foundation in an effort to win a $7,500 grant at the 7th Annual National Association for Community Colleges Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Conference held Oct. 11-14 in Chicago.

"Embedding entrepreneurship in our courses not only will allow us to train our students for jobs, but it gives them the skills to one day establish a business, something we need here in Pinal County,” Larson said.

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