Western region students helped to think big

Monday, 18 September 2006

How to 'think big' and be successful in life will be the key messages for more than 200 primary and secondary students from schools in Adelaide's western region at a special Enterprise Day on Tuesday, 19 September.

To be opened by The Hon Paul Caica, Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, the University of Adelaide's Western Region Enterprise Day (WRED) aims to inspire young people with stories from young successful business and professional people.

The day will involve students from schools in the Port Adelaide Enfield, Charles Sturt and West Torrens council districts. It will be held between 9am and 3pm at Parks Community Centre, Angle Park.

University of Adelaide Community Engagement Programs Co-ordinator Ben Yengi said: "The students will be shown the ins and outs of business and what they need to do in order to make a success of their social and economic lives. They'll hear from a cross-section of people who have come from a wide range of educational backgrounds and who have taken charge of their own futures.

"The day is about enterprise and entrepreneurship, sharing personal success stories and ways others have achieved their potential - giving students options, ideas and alternatives to follow."

During the day the secondary students will present some of the ideas they have gained in a Powerpoint presentation. Primary students will make a product, and then produce and perform a 30-second commercial to market it.

WRED is supported by the University of Adelaide, City of West Torrens, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Charles Sturt, Inner West BEC, Martin Mediation, Young Achievement Australia, Western Futures, Tall Poppy Campaign and Educational Consultants.

 

Contact Details

Mr Ben Yengi
Email: ben.yengi@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/OIL/
Coordinator Industry and Community Partnerships
Office of Industry Liaison
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4574
Mobile: 0422 008 377


Ms Robyn Mills
Email: robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084