Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.

Business and Entrepreneurship

student group projectWhat is Business and Entrepreneurship?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between being a business person and an entrepreneur?  While they have many similarities – they provide jobs, offer solutions to consumers through a product or service, and contribute to the economy – they are quite different. Business people can make a business out of a pre-existing idea or product, usually do it for a profit, and take calculated and managed risks.  They define success through the business succeeding.  An entrepreneur is usually the inventor of an idea or product, they are very passionate about what they are doing, are willing to take a lot of risk, and define success as “simply trying.”

Therefore, business entrepreneurship is simply entrepreneurship practiced in business. Business and entrepreneurship skills and experience contribute to an individual’s decision to become an entrepreneur and the likelihood of their success. 

Why Study Business and Entrepreneurship?

A wide and varied range of roles and careers are open to you when you study business and entrepreneurship.  

"Gen Z (those born between 1994-2010) is poised to become the most entrepreneurial generation we’ve ever seen; they have access to resources that previous generations didn’t." In a study conducted by Entrepreneurship.com and Internships.com, 72% of high school students surveyed said they want to start a business someday. 

“Entrepreneurship isn’t a ‘job;’ it’s a way of thinking about and approaching challenges and opportunities. That's why real entrepreneurs flourish in government, non-profit organizations and business -- as both employees and founders.”   Amy Rosen, Partner at the Public Private Strategy Group

Employment Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs. 

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. economy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects data on new businesses and job creation. Their most recent data shows that in 2015, three million jobs were created by businesses less than 1 year old and new business survival rates have stabilized since the 2007 recession.

Program Overview

The Program exposes students to

  • project based work. Every subject is taught through project-based learning that engages students in every facet of their education.
  • collaboration and innovation. Just as is done in the real world, students often work in teams to design and develop novel solutions to class projects and industry challenges.
  • student-centered learning. Students take an active role in their own education, working with teachers in a professional, collaborative environment built on two-way communication.
  • local industry partners. The program’s business partners host students for learning opportunities alongside experts, sponsor industry challenges, and guest lecture in our classes.
  • cutting edge technology. The Business and Entrepreneurship students are provided with a laptop. The state-of-the-art learning lab contains the following equipment:

For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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