Tirgan Youth enroll on entrepreneurship programme

As part of the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) programme a group of young people were introduced to self employment and enterprise through a series of fun, fact finding interactive workshops delivered in Tirgan Hall, Moneymore.

Tirgan Youth enroll on entrepreneurship programme

A group of participants receiving their certificates at Tirgan Hall.

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. Participants had the opportunity to explore self employment, pick up business tips, receive one to one support, learn new techniques, look at case studies and even got the chance to pitch their idea in front of their peers.

Pauline O’Neill said:

“The opportunities available for rural young people to pursue their skills are limited.  Despite set-backs and the many challenges they face, the advice tonight has been exceptional some will take the leap of faith and follow the path of their passion while others will tread carefully and consider it further down the line.

“This was an amazing opportunity for the young people living locally to experience and I am delighted RDC asked us to host it in the area, they had a brilliant time and the feedback was positive.”

Olga Gallagher, Director RDC said;

“RYE is specially designed to offer young people the chance to develop, look at market trends and visions in order to reach their full potential and achieve their ambitions.  The interactive workshop approach is set in a relaxed and fun environment offering a unique and exciting mix of activities including the chance to avail of Master classes delivered by industry experts.

“I would like to congratulate all those who attended the workshops and wish them well for the future whatever career path they choose to follow.”

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 then 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.