People, Places, Business

Exploring Enterprise

Visit to Young Business Centre is a Huge Success

Year 11 students from Llangatwg Community School in Neath have spent the morning at the Sandfields Young Business Centre in Port Talbot to learn about the opportunities of self employment.

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The school was the first to take part in a project run by Neath Port Talbot Council in conjunction with Careers Wales West.

The pupils were taken on a tour of a number of small businesses trading at the centre to see how they operate on a day to day basis.

Three young entrepreneurs from the centre took time out to talk to the pupils and one of them presented an overview of the bonuses and pitfalls of self employment.

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The team, comprising officers from the Neath Port Talbot Council and Careers Wales West, then gave the pupils information on the history of the Centre, loans and grants, accommodation, skills, mentoring and the chance to join in a question and answer session.

All the pupils took away a business information pack and received certificates for attending which contributes to their education portfolios.

Ben Mackenzie, a year 11 pupil from Llangatwg, said, "This has been the best business studies trip we have been on to date. It was informative and really helpful. Everyone made us feel really welcome."

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"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."

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