Young entrepreneurs gain insight into business world

| 13/11/2009

(CNS): The business leaders of tomorrow picked up a few free tips recently when over 60 Junior Achievers attended Cayman Islands-based business conglomerate, dms’ annual training session. Staff from dms shared practical business knowledge with the young entrepreneurs and Don Seymour, president of dms who was the keynote speakers spoke to students about business ethics, company start-up and leadership. He told them that Junior Achievement was a great way from them to learn the truth about running a business.

“The JA programme is integral in providing hands-on experience to young minds about the business world, exposing them to real-life situations that they will, in time, encounter. It educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business and economics – it teaches them invaluable life lessons about the business world,” Seymour said.

During the session he also spoke with the JA company presidents, leading them through the responsibilities and commitments of their role will entail and offered a few tips. Krista Pell, vice president of dms, got the students moving and thinking with energizers as well as sharing her expertise regarding how to present to a group of people. The session took place on Saturday, 31 October at Cayman International School, student officers from several JA groups attended.  

Aimed at giving students an opportunity to interact with the local business community and learn about their respective roles as presidents and vice presidents of finance, human resources, production, marketing and public relations, the session attracted volunteers from all aspects of the business community.

JA is a global partnership between students, educators and the business community to develop entrepreneurial skills, fiscal responsibility and preparation for the workplace.  The Cayman Islands chapter of JA has been enriching the lives of students since its founding in 1991.

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