Youth Initiatives

Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école, The second edition

Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école

The second edition

The second edition of Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école takes place November 13 to 24, 2017. Launched by Défi OSEntreprendre and Entreprendre c’est apprendre, this initiative aims to introduce entrepreneurship to secondary students across Quebec.

In order to discuss entrepreneurship with students and help them better understand what entrepreneurs do, school administrators are invited to welcome business leaders into their classrooms for organized conferences, whether for an entire class or a large group. Interested entrepreneurs and secondary school teachers from anywhere in Quebec can register between September 18 and October 16.

In its first edition, approximately 50 entrepreneurs, 30 schools and 3,500 students between 12 and 17 years of age participated in the initiative.

Enriching encounters

Entrepreneur Maryline Lambelin, a partner in ADZIF, has participated in this event. What motivated her to register? “I was happy to stop running around and take some time to tell my story to young people, to make them think about who they are, what their strengths are and how important school is,” she explains.

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Philippe Le Roux, president of Certimail in Montreal, was also a participant in the first edition and emphasizes that the program is a “great, pertinent initiative” that brings students and local entrepreneurs into contact.

A Montreal teacher also found the program to be enriching. “At Collège Sainte-Anne, we were happy to take part in this new initiative because we believe that entrepreneurship allows students to develop skills they will find useful in many aspects of their life. Encountering entrepreneurs in the classroom may motivate them to pursue their own original, ambitious projects within their community,” explains Xavier Rochon, who teaches economics and introductory entrepreneurship at Collège Sainte-Anne.

We invite you to register for the program or learn more about it by visiting the Semaine des entrepreneurs à l’école website.