Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship

May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Haliburton School of The Arts (Fleming College), Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, and the Aboriginal Research Institute are pleased to announce the upcoming collaborative program in Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship.

The Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program centres on developing young Aboriginal entrepreneurs in the arts, crafts and music sectors. It also focuses on developing or expanding a micro-enterprise, and enhancing participants’ understandings of the arts, crafts and music businesses and supply chain elements.

This innovative program is offered as a partnership between Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, Haliburton School of The Arts, and the Aboriginal Research Institute. It provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to develop and expand their business plans, refine their products, participate in mentoring by local Aboriginal artists, develop understanding of the value chain in support of the arts, crafts and music markets, and get hands on experience visiting local arts and crafts suppliers and retailers, the School of The Arts, and business support centres.

Haliburton School of The Arts is pleased to be a partner on this initiative that focuses on developing the skills and careers of young Aboriginal artists and crafts persons. “The project partners are excited to join together in providing an educational opportunity that will serve as the foundation for the young Aboriginal artists to begin their careers as professional artisans. The Haliburton campus looks forward to welcoming the participants this fall,” said Sandra Dupret, Principal of Haliburton School of The Arts.

The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has generously provided support and sponsorship for this program. For more information, contact: Wendy Phillips, Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, 304-306 George Street North Suite 202, Peterborough ON (705) 775-0387.

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