Conferences with an economic flavor, summer camps at the Beauce School of Entrepreneurship, Club for entrepreneurial succession, the Collège François-de-Laval (formerly Le Petit Séminaire de Québec) has decided to introduce its students to the world of business.
The idea was born after business people deplored the lack of knowledge of young Quebecers in finance and economics. It was all the more attractive since there is currently a shortage of entrepreneurs. “We believe that we have a responsibility to give the best training to our young people. We have therefore decided to go ahead, ”notes Marc Dallaire, general manager of the establishment.
Around ten speakers will therefore come and meet young people in Secondary V to share their passion for business with them. Among them: Nathaly Riverain from the Beauce Entrepreneurship School, and Daniel Johnson, former Premier of Quebec.
Young people in Secondary IV and V with an interest in entrepreneurship and finance can also become a member of the Club de la succession entrepreneuriale. This will allow students to carry out industrial visits and do stock market simulations.
Finally, a one-week summer camp will be organized next summer at the Beauce Entrepreneurship School. The college hopes that around fifteen of its students will participate. “This is a pilot project. We are in the process of establishing the cost and the schedule. We will make them known to our students when the holiday season returns, ”notes Mr. Dallaire. Another private school in the Montreal region should also be associated with the project.
Collège François-de-Laval already offered various entrepreneurial projects within its walls. In 2009, his students distinguished themselves at the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest and the Forces Avenir gala by organizing a Youth Forum on climate change in the Arctic.