BUSINESS PLAN Hannah Patterson, a Grade 11 student at Summerland Secondary School, shows a bag she is making, using recycled plastic bags. She is developing this concept into a business using skills she is learning through an entrepreneur club at the school. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Program teaches students entrepreneur skills

Summerland Secondary School students working with business ideas and marketing plans

Students at Summerland Secondary School are learning entrepreneur skills through a club in place at the school.

The club started last year and has provided students the opportunity to learn business skills as they work on personal and group projects.

Raja Gupta, a teacher working with the club, said the students are working to create a small business. The business with either shop for and deliver groceries or deliver pharmaceuticals to people’s homes.

As they form the business, the students are learning skills to come up with the business concept and to market the idea.

Gupta said the experience will help them in the future.

“Whatever skills they get in this program should be transferrable,” he said.

The program meets after school each Tuesday and has received funding and support from the Summerland Credit Union.

Students in the program are developing business concepts.

Hannah Patterson, a Grade 11 student, is in her second year in the program.

She is creating and marketing bags from recycled plasting.

“We don’t have a lot of classes in school that teach us how to market a product,” she said.

Calum Bird, in Grade 12, first joined the project last year and has been using the skills to help him with computer and technology work.

At present, Bird does website design. He is also developing a system to run a computer remotely.

Through his smart phone, he is able to access and work on a computer located in another province.

The business, which Bird describes as a tech start-up, needs the skills and concepts he is learning through the entrepreneur program at the school.

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