Interested in starting your own business?
Then you’ve come to the right place! If you are a student looking to expand your educational horizon to include real-world experience, then EntrepreNEW is a great place to start. We are looking for students who see things a little differently than others; students looking to impact significant change throughout their community while solving real-life problems in collaboration with professional entrepreneurs. We want to help set you up for success in a meaningful career path outside of the classroom!
Woodridge Local School District, in partnership with the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Six District Educational Compact, has launched an innovative entrepreneurship program for students throughout the community. EntrepreNEW will engage our schools, local business community and local government so that we can all work together to mentor and develop students in the spirit of economic development and community engagement.
EntrepreNEW is an immersive program for students who are interested in learning about creating their own business. As part of EntrepreNEW, students will work with the city of Cuyahoga Falls and entrepreneurs throughout Northeast Ohio to create, design, plan and prepare to launch a business. EntrepreNEW will focus on mentorship, trade-based entrepreneurship, resiliency, adaptability and changing workforce needs.
EntrepreNEW will be located within the city of Cuyahoga Falls so that students can work side by side with entrepreneurs on a daily basis. As part of the Six District Educational Compact, EntrepreNEW will be open to students in Woodridge Local Schools and also to students from Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls and Tallmadge.
- Students will take two years of programming (their junior and senior year)
- Embedded academic course credit in English and Math
- College Credit will be available at a variety of colleges including:
- Baldwin Wallace University
- Case Western Reserve University
- John Carroll University
- Kent State University
- Lorain County Community College
Don’t miss out! Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2020.
Visit http://sixdistrict.com to apply!
Recent surveys and research regarding the American workforce and how schools can best prepare their students for the future led to the program’s development. The research indicates that rethinking education to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and provide real-world learning experiences will bring together students, parents, educators, employers and other stakeholders to ensure that all students have the skills needed for life and learning after high school and beyond. A World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report lists those needed skills as complex problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity while a recent national survey commissioned by the Kauffman Foundation also found that employers ranked communication, problem-solving, time management and self-management skills higher than subject-matter knowledge.
Research also indicates that more than half of adults, including parents, believe high school graduates are not “career-ready,” and this program will help address that issue to make sure our education system is relevant to the demands of the labor market, which is expected to be more entrepreneurial than traditional in the future.