Why should your child learn about entrepreneurship?
Many children go through elementary and high school with the goal of getting a good education and then get a good job. Very seldom is there a connection between getting a good education and owning your own business for students at these levels. At Practical Learning Online we believe that students should be introduced to self-employment as a viable means for them to make a living and support themselves one day. Our basic entrepreneurship instruction uses practical learning techniques to teach students basic principles and concepts they need to decide if entrepreneurship is an option for them one day.
As best said by Junior Achievement,
"While schools might not be adequately addressing the topic, business leaders agree that entrepreneurship adds value to the workplace. In a separate national study conducted by Gallup for Junior Achievement in November, 2008, in which 1,100 employees and those responsible for hiring decisions at their companies were surveyed, 61 percent of both groups indicated that being entrepreneurial at their companies was either "very" or "somewhat" important. And, the overwhelming majority of those responsible for hiring decisions at their companies surveyed -- 95 percent -- said that it was important for the American workforce to become more entrepreneurial to remain competitive in a global economy." (Junior Achievement of Southwest Texas, September 2009.)
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