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Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition
Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition

E-Spirit, 2008

Adrian Kahgee and Kim Harbinson Saugeen District Secondary School teachers and Phillip Ritchie an accompanying parent have returned from Regina with their students.  They were participating in "Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition".

The competition was hosted by First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina Campus, Regina, Saskatchewan.

The Business Development Bank of Canada sponsored this Internet-based national Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition with online modules, mentoring and business plan template for Aboriginal youth in Grades 10-12.

E-Spirit is about making a "human capital investment" that will provide the participant with valuable skills needed for today's marketplace.  Assisting students today, while still in high school, gives them time and the information they require to make informed choices about their education and career paths.

This program is designed to increase Aboriginal youth participants' awareness of entrepreneurial/business opportunities, management/business skills, and e-commerce and technological capacities.

Cash prizes, computers, cool Web sites and resources, a chance to meet other students online and in person, recognition and awards are just some of the features of this initiative.

We are proud of our Saugeen District Secondary School students and sincerely appreciate the support of their wonderful teachers and community members.