Back to school

It was back to school recently for The Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) programme who joined a group of first year students studying Business Studies and ICT at SWC Enniskillen and Omagh. 

Back to school

As part of a series of RYE workshops the students had the opportunity of exploring self-employment, learn new techniques, receive one to one support, look at case studies and they also got the chance to pitch their business idea in front of their peers.

Gabriel McKeow, Lecturer at SWC Enniskillen said;

“Setting up a business is a great employment opportunity for many people who have the talent, but lack the means or the confidence to progress their ideas.  This is the second year the RYE programme has been delivered within the college and I’ve found them to be exceptional the students get to explore options, identify goals and are supported in reaching their potential.”

Olga Gallagher, RDC Director commented;

“We were delighted when Gabriel contacted us again inviting us to deliver workshops within the college.  We hope the students who attended the workshops were encouraged and inspired to consider self-employment as an alternative career option. I would like to congratulate the students at SWC Enniskillen and Omagh for their participation and wish them well for the future”.

RYE is delivered in partnership by the Rural Development Council (RDC) and Advantage funded by DARD under the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation programme.  If you manage a community venue or teach at a school / college and is interested in learning more about how you could become more entrepreneurial and we would like to hear from you.  

Please contact Gillian Maxwell or Gail Lees on 028 867 66980 to find out what support is available.