Entrepreneurship in Education
The Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment launched the ‘Entrepreneurship through Education’ Scheme, to promote entrepreneurial qualities amongst students and to provide practical experience in entrepreneurial activity. State and Non-State Schools were encouraged to propose and implement projects which assist students to acquire the skills and motivation which will allow them to employ these entrepreneurial skills.
In this regard, St. Nicholas College, which was awarded four projects, held a seminar at the Exchange Buildings, in collaboration with the Malta Chamber. Representing the Malta Chamber was Executive Miss Jeanelle Catania, who gave a presentation on the role of the Malta Chamber and the importance of entrepreneurship in education, from a business perspective. Miss Catania referred to the importance of promoting a positive perception of entrepreneurship amongst our students, as well as the appropriate teacher training, which would link students with the world of work. She stated that entrepreneurship should be taught at all levels, in order to create the right context for entrepreneurship to flourish.
The seminar was also addressed by a number of other speakers, including Parliamentary Secretary, Hon. Dr. Jason Azzopardi, Mr. Anthony Sammit, College Principal, Ms Lorna Farrugia, Young Enterprise and Ms. Leonie Baldacchino, University of Malta.
St. Nicholas College Projects
More than 50 Educators including Learning Support Assistants, Teachers and School Leaders, applied for the Programme. Five sessions were held at the College, covering topics such as introducing entrepreneurship, opportunity identification, idea generation, opportunity evaluation and developing, marking and selling a product or service.