Fifteen years of student enterprise will be celebrated by Local Enterprise Offices in Croke Park on May 3rd. Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D., met with several enterprising teenagers ahead of the National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme on Wednesday, which is organised and run by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) across the country.
Local Enterprise Office Fingal will be represented in Croke Park by “Hold ‘Ems” from Ardgillan Community College (Balbriggan) in the junior category, “Make Every Step Count” from Colaiste Ghlór na Mara (Balbriggan) in the Intermediate category and finally “Sticks and Stones” from Blakestown Community College (Blanchardstown) in the senior category. Speaking ahead of the National Final, Oisin Geoghegan,Head of Local Enterprise Office Fingal, wished the local students well and said: “Since it started in 2003, the Student Enterprise Programme has helped over 150,000 students throughout Ireland. The programme begins every September with free resources for teachers and students in local schools. With an increased emphasis in the school curriculum around enterprise in the classroom, we are expecting even more schools and students to take part in the Student Enterprise Programme in the years to come.”