Students help develop potential of remote communities

Gerry Ford, Advantage NI, Adam Letson, Dale Rennie, Kalle Pakalen, entrepreneur from Finland, Anne Maatta, Kajaani University of Applied Science Finland, Catherine Martin, NRC and Irvine Abraham, NRC business development manager.

Gerry Ford, Advantage NI, Adam Letson, Dale Rennie, Kalle Pakalen, entrepreneur from Finland, Anne Maatta, Kajaani University of Applied Science Finland, Catherine Martin, NRC and Irvine Abraham, NRC business development manager.

0
Have your say

NORTHERN Regional College students based at the Newtownabbey campus recently took part in a series of workshops to create business ideas that could improve their local area and at the same time be enterprising and commercially viable.

The Rye Rural Youth Entrepreneurship programme is an innovative workshop designed to help young people make a real difference in their community.

Funded by the Northern Periphery Programme, it aims to assist remote communities on the northern margins of Europe to develop their economic, social and environmental potential.

Delivered by Advantage NI, the programme helps young people to develop core skills and capabilities.

Irvine Abraham, from NRC explained: “Over 140 students have taken part in these workshops.

“The programme which we are involved in links us with students from Finland and the Faroe Islands.

“The students have the opportunity to participate in this series of idea generation workshops introducing the concepts of entrepreneurship and using enterprise skills to inspire young people to realise their entrepreneurial potential.”