Article Topic – Catching them young

Business Times, Monday, 11th Jun 2012

What key features would you recommend to the Entrepreneurship Education Taskforce for its proposed entrepreneurship programme? What else can be done to nurture and encourage entrepreneurial-minded students?

THIS is excellent news as I believe that cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset is very important. Even if the students do not take the path of an entrepreneur, they will be trained to think like an entrepreneur from a young age, and they are likely to bring this attitude to whatever company that hires them. This may result in the worker having a greater sense of ownership, which adds more value to the workforce and gives them a competitive edge over their peers.

While it is important to study the theory behind entrepreneurship such as the business and financial aspects of setting up and running a business, I believe that taking a hands-on approach may be more effective in nurturing entrepreneurial-mindedness.

Thus, entrepreneurship programmes should incorporate real-life avenues for students to put the entrepreneurial skills that they learn into practice. From there, they will produce real results which will serve as valuable feedback for their learning.

Ronald Lee
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