MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec English School Boards
Association (QESBA) reacted positively this morning to the announcement
of an ambitious entrepreneurial program launched by Quebec Premier Jean
Charest; Line Beauchamp, Vice-Premier and Minister of Education,
Recreation and Sports and Economic Development Minister Sam Hamad.
The strategy is based on five principles: Reinforcing the entrepreneur,
developing a culture and cultivating qualities for future entrepreneurs
in the school system, supporting the entrepreneur in the development of
enterprises, simplifying bureaucracy in the support of young
entrepreneurs and motivating regional involvement.
Mme Beauchamp also announced that one school per region would be
involved in a pilot project teaching students how to start a small
business, with the school taking on this entrepreneurial vocation much
as others have such popular programs as "sport-études" and
"arts-études". QESBA President David D'Aoust noted that the English
sector has always favored student innovation and leadership, and will
look to this initiative to provide English member-boards with needed
government support. "The motor of our economy is education. It teaches
future entrepreneurs to be creative thinkers and see opportunity where
many do not. Our young entrepreneurs are tomorrow's business leaders,"
"Teaching our students that they can be their own employers and can seek
the support needed to reach their entrepreneurial potential can only
give Québec positive results down the road," said Vice-President Frank
Verrillo, who represented QESBA at the launch. "We look forward to
English sector involvement, in the regions as well as greater
QESBA is the voice of English public education in Quebec representing
some 105,000 students.
SOURCE QUEBEC ENGLISH SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
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