« BackKerry schools urged to sign up for Junior Entrepreneur Programme

Primary schools in Kerry are being urged to sign up for this year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme.

JEP showcase students

Over 26,000 pupils across Ireland have already taken part in the 12 week programme which is provided free of charge to schools.

The programme is led by Jerry Kennelly and supported by some of Irelands most successful entrepreneurs such as Anne Heraty of CPL and Michael Dawson of One 4 All.

It is aligned to the primary school curriculum with participants developing skills in presentation, technology, problem solving and collaboration.

The programme gives 10 to 12 years olds the opportunity to get an insight into the world of business and establish their own companies.

All too often entrepreneurship programmes target transition year students who have already made subject choices and career decisions according to Mr Kennelly, who urged schools in Kerry to avail of the opportunity to take part.

The closing date for applications is the end of September and schools can get more details and sign up on www.juniorentrepreneur.ie.