The blog post, “Students in 18 Appalachian Kentucky counties to get education in entrepreneurship“, in The Rural Blog tells of implementation of a great idea. The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) suggested in a position paper to the 111th Congress and the Obama administration earlier this year that entrepreneurship training should be integrated into the classroom. Developing the skills of an entrepreneur in students includes math, writing, critical thinking, etc. and, in the opinion of economic developers, will better equip graduates with the skills to create a job for themselves and maybe others. In the least, understanding how a business works can equip a person to be a better employee.
… it’s probably here somewhere
Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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