Graduates of Foróige’s ‘Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship’ course (NFTE) saw the sale of their business ideas in Thurles’ Bank of Ireland on April 17th.
Students were brought for a tour of LIT Thurles campus and then onto Thurles Chamber of Enterprise Centre, on Thursday morning where they were shown around the premises by Manager John Kennedy and given an idea of what is needed when starting up their own business. They were presented the opportunity to ask questions on how others started up a small business and received a presentation from a member of local gaming company Atom Split Games. Foróige NFTE graduates were given information on how to create a viable and successful business. They were given permission to trade items from their own business to the general public in the bank of Ireland on Liberty Square. Branch manager Marney O’Regan said “it’s great to see young people being so proactive in their own futures”. NFTE operate in-school and out-of-school programmes, both of which have been shown to be successful in building self-confidence and improving college attendance rates. Foróige’s NFTE programme is funded by “Tony Ryan for Tipperary through Community Foundation Ireland”. Organisers are seeking local entrepreneurs who can share their expertise in business. Tel: Richie Bowens on 0860299049, firstname.lastname@example.org