The Small Business Development Corporation has embarked on creating young entrepreneurs.
They have developed a business module to be taught to grade twelve students at Kopkop College in the Nation’s Capital.
The module teaches students the basics involved in starting and managing their own business after leaving school.
With the Government’s focus now on improving Small to Medium Enterprises in the country, Small Business Development Corporation is focusing on educating more people about proper ways of starting and managing a small business.
On Friday, Kopkop College in partnership with SBDC launched the ‘Start and Improve your business program’.
This will saw grade twelve business and economics students taking up different modules prepared by SBDC as their additional unit.
Given the high number of grade twelve leavers every year, with limited space in higher tertiary institutions, this training will help prepare them for a life after grade twelve.
SBDC Manager, Business Training and Information, Peter Piawu, urged the students to see this program as a career option rather than a Business Curriculum.
He said there are fewer jobs available and empowering students at an early age will drive them to implement the trainings they receive.