Castleisland students are the business!

Castleisland schools are the business when it comes to student enterprise with the town’s two secondaries sharing the big awards at the Kerry County Council Student Enterprise Awards County Final which was held last Tuesday at MTU Tralee.

Over 12 second level school students involved in the competition set up 22 mini-businesses for the competition which encompasses many elements of enterprise development ranging from business idea development, structuring a business, sourcing finance, creating marketing and sales plans and the presentation of a formal business plan.

For the competition, the students established mini companies which trade over a period of months, during which the students get to experience the realities of entrepreneurship from researching the market and developing a business idea to bringing a final end product to market, promoting the business, managing the books and, hopefully, generating profits.


Read the full story in tomorrow’s Kerry’s Eye