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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Student Ventures II
NEWS RELEASE                        
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200
February 26, 2016
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
Student Entrepreneur Program 
- GECDSB receives new grant -
The Greater Essex County District School Board is pleased to encourage and support students in starting their own businesses.
The GECDSB remains as the only school board in Ontario to receive funding from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure to offer a Student Ventures program. Since last year the GECDSB has helped 23 student ventures.
A second round of funding is now available. Students who are interested in participating in this opportunity can obtain information and an application from their High School Guidance Office or can contact Lauren Segedin, Teacher Consultant, via email (  or at 519-255-3200 ext. 10333.
Applications for the second round intake of the program are due March 4, 2016.
The program is a great opportunity to gain experience in the working world, but in addition to experience and earning money, students receive Co-op education credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.