Local Students Show Hunger For Business

Students from local schools were among those who took part in a recent Young Enterprise event in Irvinestown.

More than 80 young people participated in the food and drink masterclass at the Bawnacre Centre on Wednesday October 16.

Pupils from Omagh Academy, Sacred Heart College and St John’s Dromore were among the 16 and 17-year-olds who took part in the event which was aimed at giving students an insight into the business opportunities available in the food and drink and hospitality sectors.

The students had the opportunity to work with industry experts including Helen McKenna from Enniskillen based sandwich and fresh food manufacturer Bite Group; and Irvinestown local hotelier, owner of Mahon’s Hotel, Joe Mahon.

The programme encouraged the Year 13 students to explore niche areas of the food and drink market, opening up a wide variety of business concepts and opportunities for employment or self-employment.

A spokesperson said, “It is Young Enterprise NI’s priority to equip Northern Ireland’s young people with the skills and confidence they need to succeed through employment or self-employment. The Food & Drink Masterclass was an opportunity to show young the real world of business in the food and drink and hospitality sector with advice from local experts.”

For more information on Young Enterprise NI please visit www.yeni.co.uk.

Source: ulsterherald.com