Encouragement for Budding Entrepreneurs in Neath Port
Budding entrepreneurs in Neath Port Talbot are
being encouraged to start their own business.
Year 11 students, county borough wide, have
teamed up with the Sandfields Young Business Centre in Port Talbot
to explore self employment opportunities.
Enterprise Officers from the Council’s
Business team are working in partnership with Careers Wales West to
offer this exciting opportunity. The pupils will have a tour of a
range of the small businesses trading at the centre to see how they
operate on a day to day basis. The aim is to raise awareness of how
good ideas can be turned into small businesses which, in turn,
leads to more jobs.
“Making sure that young people know about self
employment is important when choosing their future careers,” says
Council Leader Ali Thomas.
“The best way to do this is to give them
plenty of information so that they are well informed in terms of
support and mentoring.”
First to go out and about with the team is
Llangatwg Comprehensive School next week with other schools
following in February and March.
Councillor Thomas added, “We need to keep our
promising young entrepreneurs in Neath Port Talbot, they are the
small businesses of the future who will provide local jobs.”