ST. JOHN’S, NL –
If you are looking for an opportunity to see first-hand how students are impacting local communities through social enterprises and goals, then you should drop by College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Prince Philip Drive campus this Wednesday.
Metro Business Opportunities (MBO) and CNA will host a Social Enterprise Fair at the campus gym Wednesday, Nov. 20 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. More than 65 third-year Business Management students will have 10 booths on display to represent the amazing work they do every day for select organizations in the community.
Among the Social Enterprise groups the students have been assisting over the past three months are:
Bridges to Hope Home Again Furniture
Choices for Youth School Lunch Association
Community Sector Council of NL Single Parent Association of NL
First Light Stella’s Circle
Habitat for Humanity thegreenrock.ca ~ Live Sustainably Inc.
Bernadette Coady, MBO’s Social Enterprise Co-ordinator, is pleased with the work that has been accomplished between the students, her organization and the partnering groups.
“Social enterprises are doing great work in our community,” said Coady. “This partnership between MBO and CNA was created with a view to bringing more awareness to social enterprise and how important it is for the future of our businesses, community organizations, and our future leaders. The booths at this fair will enable the students to display what they have learned over the past three months. We are excited to hear what they have to say.”
Stephen Warren, Dean of CNA’s School of Business & Information Technology, said the college welcomes any opportunity to collaborate with local organizations to give students hands-on learning experiences that they can later apply to future career paths.
“Social entrepreneurship skills help strengthen the knowledge and abilities of our students, who will be the future leaders in our communities,” said Warren. “Pairing these students with social enterprise organizations is mutually beneficial – the organization can improve their ability to strategically plan their missions, while the students can help them to develop these plans and assist in enhancing and delivering the commitments of those missions.”
To register for the fair, click here
For more information about CNA’s Business Management program, visit: www.cna.nl.ca
For more information about MBO, visit: www.mbobusiness.ca
Social Enterprise Co-ordinator
Metro Business Opportunities
College of the North Atlantic