GCC's Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair

What:    Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair

When:    Thursday, December 11, 2008                

Where:    Genesee Community College

                 The Forum- Batavia Campus

Who:        Students from 30 Western NY high schools

                 (Including 11 GLOW area high schools)

Background:

Shoppers will be spending virtual dollars at this year’s Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair. The Trade Fair allows the Virtual Enterprise students who have spent much time developing a unique product or service to test their concepts and business plans against those created by their peers.

Students work in teams to explore and expand their entrepreneurial spirit and business sense, from the inception of a business idea to a comprehensive business and marketing plan. Every person that enters the fair receives $10,000 on a virtual credit card to spend based on what they think is most enticing among the 30 exhibited virtual businesses. At the end of the day, companies will get to deposit all the virtual income they receive into their virtual bank accounts and the one with the most receipts will be declared the winner.

The Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair is held in conjunction with the College Tech Prep program, which provides technical preparation for employment, college, careers, and continuing education through real world work experience. More than 30 different organizations are partners in the Genesee Region College Tech Prep Consortium, creating dynamic opportunities for students to explore a wide range of careers.

For more information contact Debbie Dunlevy, Program Director for College Tech Prep, at 585/343-0055 x6316.
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