Young Clonmel entrepreneurs put their skills to good use for local charities

Young Clonmel entrepreneurs put their skills to good use for local charities

Year three Bachelor of Business students from the Clonmel campus of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) pictured with Ian Lucey of Lucey Fund & Technology.

                        

The festive season will take full flight at the Limerick Institute of Technology on Wednesday 30th November as the Marketlink Entrepreneur Program hits the Clonmel campus. 

 

First and Third year Bachelor of Business students along with first year Bachelor of Science in Creative Multimedia students will host the fun filled day to raise vital funds for local charities St. Vincent de Paul and The Deise Animal Sanctuary. 

The Christmas themed market will be open to the public with plenty on offer from the 10 different stalls present on the day. 

Marketing and Entrepreneurship lecturer Fiona Browne says -  “The MarketLink Entrepreneur programme facilitates the application to theory learned in the classroom setting. As part of continuous assessment, students research and plan a market stall business which they will then manage on a group basis for a day. The exercise sharpens business acumen as students are exposed to issues faced by start-up and small businesses. The assignment instils confidence and professionalism in students, while enhancing both hard and soft skills”. 

The event which has now been running at the LIT campus in Moylish, Limerick for nine years has been extremely successful with sums of up to €8,000 raised on the day for chosen charities. Not only is the event significant for the charities involved but it is also hugely beneficial for the students as Head of the Department of Business Eoghan Sadlier states. “There is no substitute for a good business idea. The MarketLink Entrepreneur programme is a good example of getting students to walk the walk instead of talking the talk. Putting theory and business ideas into practice will prove to be invaluable for these students as they look to progress their careers beyond third level education”.

The market is open to the public from 10am – 2pm with all proceeds going to worthy local charities. 

Check out the LIT Facebook page to keep up to date with this and many other events throughout the year at www.facebook.com/LimerickIT.