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Entrepreneurship: Is it for Me?

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.
Author(s): 
Gloria Rolfe
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Families First Initiative (Tennessee)
Published: 
2002
Resource Type: 
Product
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Abstract: 

This activity is part of the Workforce Education Learning Activities Bank, an interactive resource of work-related basic skills lessons for use by instructors in the workplace or in traditional adult education programs and by adult learners. All activities within the bank are aligned with the appropriate Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), Equipped for the Future (EFF), and GED skills and standards. After a general introduction to entrepreneurship and business plans in the first lesson of this series, learners attempt to determine what personal factors to consider in deciding if the time is right to become an entrepreneur. To complete the activity, learners write a resume, a statement of net worth, and life plans.

Benefits and Uses: 

The activity teaches writing skills and workplace competencies within the context of the Business Management and Administration career cluster. Students will be able to: (1) Convey ideas in writing; (2) Demonstrate decision-making skills; (3) Prepare for lifelong learning; and (4) Demonstrate appropriate planning strategies.

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.