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GECDSB Supports Student Ventures

Student Businesses.jpgThe Greater Essex County District School Board is currently assisting 23 students learn about business by being entrepreneurs.

As the only school board in Ontario to receive a grant from the provincial Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure we have offered students the chance to start a business and earn money as well as co-op credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

It's a wide range of businesses: Osadayi Ohanmu (picture, left) makes and sells customized crochet products including hats, scarves and baby products; Taylor-Jean Drouillard bakes and sells unique cakes and cupcakes; Owen Stichhaller  creates customizable small wood productions including furniture, birdhouses, and bookshelves.

This is a link to the full list of young entrepreneurs. Business profiles and contact information pages are being created for each one to help promote their enterprises.