Accredited Training

ACED 230 - Venture Development (Competency 11 - Aboriginal Business Development and Entrepreneurship)

Sponsored by SNC Lavalin
3 credits
Delivered by: Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
ACED 230 was held on October 3rd at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.  The course introduced students to the field of “entrepreneurship”. Students examined the concepts, activities and new ways to meet the needs and demands of entrepreneurs. The course examined these themes:
  • Characteristics of the entrepreneur
  • Family businesses
  • Home-based businesses
  • New product design
  • Business plan
  • Franchising and other alternatives
There was a focus on opportunities for entrepreneurial development in Aboriginal communities facing challenges such as: downsizing, restructuring, information and communication technologies and globalization.