Uni students and graduates urged to participate in business skills programs

Wednesday, 23 April 1997

The University of Adelaide's Enterprise Education Group has joined forces with Young Achievement Australia to promote a series of seminars, workshops and business skills programs for South Australian uni students and graduates.

The programs are aimed at helping students and graduates from any year level and discipline develop a range of practical, business-related skills and abilities, such as:

Business Planning Negotiation Team Work

Initiative & Self Confidence Problem Solving Financial Management

Project Management Creative Thinking Decision Making

Marketing/Customer Service Communication Networking

"University graduates ­ irrespective of their chosen career ­ need these skills if they are to succeed in today's work environment," says Ms Joanne Pimlott, Coordinator of Enterprise Education at the University of Adelaide.

"Participants in our programs can give themselves 'the edge' when it comes to finding work. And we enable students to develop the confidence and ability to create work for themselves by establishing their own businesses."

Ms Pimlott says the programs offered by the University of Adelaide's Enterprise Education Group and Young Achievement Australia (YAA) will add value to graduates' qualifications by providing them with practical knowledge of business management.

She says demand for the programs is expected to be high, and people interested should act quickly to secure a place.

The YAA Business Skills Program starts May 7 ­ places are still available. Phone NOW on (08) 8231 0548.

Small Business Management seminars and workshops will be held at the University of Adelaide in June and July ­ phone NOW on (08) 8303 3098.

These programs are supported by organisations such as Bank SA, the South Australian Centre for Manufacturing, Australia Post and Mutual Community.


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Ms Robyn Mills
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Mr David Ellis
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Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
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