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CCCC-Pittsboro offers Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

07.08.2013College & CommunityCurriculum Programs

PITTSBORO - Entrepreneurship - starting and running one's own business - is a viable career option that youth can get excited about.

In an atmosphere that promotes fun and learning, Central Carolina Community College's Youth Entrepreneurship Camp introduces students who have completed grades six through eight to this option.

Diane Kannarr, CCCC business and Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (REAL) instructor, brings her years of inspiring and educating would-be small business owners to this class for youth.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 22 through July 25, in Classroom 109 and Conference Room 2 at the college's Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro. The cost is $100.

In the camp, youth will identify opportunities for small business ventures and, as a member of a team, go through the business planning process to create and implement a business plan.

The camp goals include: gaining an understanding of entrepreneurship as a viable career option, generating business ideas in an atmosphere of fun, meeting and learning from successful entrepreneurs, helping participants learn about their community, developing leadership abilities and skills, identifying and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities in North Carolina, and learning how technology can be used in small businesses.

For more information, call (919) 545-8044 or email Carl Thompson, director of CCCC-Chatham Continuing Education, at cthompson@cccc.edu.