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Open for Business: Entrepreneurship Education for Youth at Community College of Beaver County

Monday, December 06, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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Long before Entrepreneurship became the buzz word it is today, Community College of Beaver County recognized that the survival of their community would rely on business entrepreneurs generating an economic turn-around for Western Pennsylvania.

In 2005, the Board of Trustees along with CCBC President Dr. Joe Forrester identified promoting entrepreneurship education as a long-term priority and an essential part of enhancing economic development and revitalizing a community in transition. In 2008, two faculty presenters, John Goberish and Paul Rogers received a grant to develop the entrepreneurship program and based on that successful grant, in 2009, CCBC hosted the national Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour highlighting youth involvement in these types of programs.

One of the keys to CCBC’s successful approach to entrepreneurship education has been to create the opportunity to introduce or expand entrepreneurial education in local school districts and to create a pathway from middle school and high school to credit and non-credit offerings at the College.

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