St Patrick’s students learn from workshops

22/07/2016

This week, students at St Patrick’s had the opportunity to attend several useful workshops which were organised by the St Patrick’s Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development (C.E.ED.). Many thanks to all the speakers and everyone who attended.

Barclays Workshop series

Representatives of Barclays delivered two workshops to support college-wide enterprise and entrepreneurship initiatives.

East London Regional Manager David Speller and his team delivered workshops titled ‘How to create a successful business plan’ and ‘Business Start-up’ for students who were interested in starting their own business.

In the first session, they spoke about the important elements of a successful business plan and how to avoid common mistakes, as well as how to gain start-up funds from various sources.

For the second workshop, they covered the key factors of starting a business and the services that Barclays provides for new business owners.

Students found the workshops to be very informative, supplementing their studies and clarifying doubts they may have had on embarking on a business venture as entrepreneurs.

Fashion workshop

Janice B Gordon, the founder of Africolette, delivered an insightful workshop about the fashion business.

Janice creates African-inspired prints with a European style, and explained the processes of idea generation, fashion design, pattern marking, purchasing, and selling.

The event was well-attended and praised by students for providing an innovative and real life example of entrepreneurship that they can relate to.

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