Entrepreneurs – An Economic Force

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This is National Entrepreneurship Week, an annual designation that was congressionally chartered in 2006.  At that time, our congressional leaders recognized entrepreneurs as a key source of economic innovation throughout the history of our nation.  I certainly tip my hat to all of the entrepreneurs and small business owners across our region for all that they bring to the vitality of our communities!

I’m also very pleased to serve as the Board Chair for the National Association of Community Colleges for Entrepreneurship (NACCE – https://www.nacce.com).  Our member colleges all across North America are very committed to supporting both students and community members in exploring, launching or growing businesses in the communities we serve.  And as important, we are deeply engaged in continuing to develop as entrepreneurial colleges to maximize the programs, services and support we can offer our constituents.

Here’s to the entrepreneurial spirit in both business and education!  Is there an outstanding local entrepreneur you’d like to acknowledge this week?  Would love to hear about them.

Strong Lineup of Job Fairs Ahead

I see that we have a remarkable lineup of job fairs planned for the coming months.  Having stopped by many of these events over the years, I find they offer great connection points for participating employers, as well as the students and community members who attend.

You will find most of the job fairs to be industry-specific, yet many of the employers represented typically have a wide range of positions available.  I would urge students, recent graduates and any members of our community interested in new employment opportunities to attend.  Everyone is welcome!

Job Fairs

https://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/employer-resources/career-job-fairs