Newtownabbey students develop business skills with Young Enterprise

Students from Newtownabbey Community School and Monkstown Community  School at their stall INNT 08-201-AM
Students from Newtownabbey Community School and Monkstown Community School at their stall INNT 08-201-AM

Newtownabbey students have set up shop at the Abbeycentre as part of a business education scheme run by a local charity.

As part of the Young Enterprise scheme, students from Newtownabbey Community High School and Monkstown Community School brought their businesses to the Abbeycentre on Thursday February 12 to trade with customers.

The schools are taking part in the Young Enterprise QuickStart Programme, which gives students aged 13-15 the opportunity to start a business over a 12- week period.

The local schools’ business was aptly named UNITE ahead of their merger next year.

The event was attended by companies from Newtownabbey, Lisburn, Antrim and Belfast.

The UNITE students were pleased to present their business to Mayor of Newtownabbey Alderman Thomas Hogg.

Young Enterprise Chief Executive Carol Fitzsimons commented: “We’re delighted to be able to give these young people the opportunity to build their practical business skills in a real world environment by trading with customers at Abbeycentre.”

The Young Enterprise QuickStart Programme is supported by Ulster Bank and part-funded by the Department of Education.

For more information on Young Enterprise, visit YENI.co.uk.