THE LINK BETWEEN EDUCATION AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: EXAMPLES OF INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVES
- A college, a service club and a credit union team up to
establish a youth ventures capital account. The education and training roles of
the college are linked with the business experience available in the services
club and with the financial resources of a credit union.
- A college offers a core program in entrepreneurship crossing
all disciplines and training.
- A college assists students in establishing their own
enterprises as a source of summer employment.
- A student council establishes its own development
- Training in vocational education is linked directly to the
amenability of the trade in question to small business development.
- A college acts as a catalyst to bring together public and
private funding sources for prospective business development.
- A college spearheads the creation of a community development
corporation as a source of business development and job placement for students.
- Economists and business course staff in an education
institution act as a resource to local business development.
- A college establishes its own training business, providing
contracting services to other countries.
- An individual student cooperative program is planned by a
college to enable any student to combine study with direct work experience.
- A college provides the facility, equipment and instructional
resources for a promising musical equipment business.
- A college or a school board offer community education
programs in small business development. There is collaboration with the
services of the Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development.
- A college/school board co-sponsors a community forum on the
local economy and business opportunities, including import
- A college undertakes research with respect to the
applicability of high technology and appropriate technology to local business
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