ERIC Number: ED350020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Entrepreneurship Education and Training: The Building of a Centre of Expertise.
Confederation College (CC) in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is recognized internationally for its expertise in entrepreneurship education. CC began its work in this area in 1983-84 with two pilot projects providing community outreach service. Since then, the college has established the following programs: the Northwest Enterprise Centre (NEC), which delivers entrepreneurship training programs at satellite projects throughout Canada, as well as in the Caribbean, Poland, Malaysia, and China; the Centre for Entrepreneurship for the Northwest (CEN), a formalized education program established in conjunction with Lakehead University; the Polestar Program to provide special training to public assistance recipients; and the Small Business Counselor Program. Designed to provide an overview of the evolution of CC's expertise and to document the courses and programs developed at the school, this report includes eight sections under the following headings: (1) External Recognition, which lists the organizations that have formed partnerships with the NEC and the CEN as well as consulting recipients and conferences attended by CC personnel; (2) Quality, which provides quotes from prominent service recipients; (3) Resources; (4) Support of the College Mission Statement and Objectives; (5) Programs and Services, providing program names, dates and brief profiles, as well as 36 course descriptions; (6) Contributions to Applications of Knowledge, which reviews programs replicating the NEC model; (7) Marketability, which provides data on the numbers of firms that have paid for NEC services; and (8) Strategic Educational Partnerships, which lists NEC and CEN partnerships with business groups, government ministries and agencies, and foreign groups. (PAA)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Consultation Programs, Course Descriptions, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Confederation Coll. of Applied Arts and Technology, Thunder Bay (Ontario).