In celebration of Youth month, Teneo, Africa’s No. 1 School in the Cloud, calls on the nation to recognise the importance of cultivating critical thinking and encouraging entrepreneurial skills amongst the youth in order to strengthen the economic growth of our country.
‘’Entrepreneurial skills are vital for today’s youth. Teneo’s goal is to enable young people to become empowered self-starters, reliant on themselves to create an income and be self-sufficient. Youth should be encouraged to create their own job paths whilst embracing a fail-forward, growth mindset,” says Jackie Cook – COO, Teneo Education.
Commerce Crew, a free weekly extramural at Teneo, offered to grade 7-12 learners encourages entrepreneurial skills, grows business know-how, provides inspiration and guidance to young business people.
“Each week we invite an established, successful business person to share their wisdom with the group of up to 150 Commerce Crew students who attend every week. We have also started a new initiative called ‘Market Monday’ where Commerce Crew participants are able to showcase their businesses on a discussion form via our online learning management system,” adds Cook.
Upcoming valuable topics that the Commerce Crew students are looking forward to covering include: ‘How to start your own YouTube channel and monetize it’, ‘Launching your own estate agency’ and ‘Financial Planning’.
Several Commerce Crew members have already established their own businesses: from bottling and selling chilli sauces, aspiring bakers who dream of opening their own food truck, to a grade eight learner who has a passion for sustainable fashion.
“We are extremely proud of all our budding entrepreneurs and look forward to playing a critical role in helping them turn their dreams into a prosperous reality,” concludes Cook.
Photo: Three of Teneo’s Commerce Crew teen entrepreneurs (L-R) Carly Enstrom (Owner of Sew Fine Fashion), Erin Toohey (Owner of Erin’s Bakery) and Jodey Martin (Owner of One Shot Chilli Sauces).
For further information please visit: www.teneoschool.co.za