Parents & Educators
Research has shown that entrepreneurial traits emerge in children at a very young age.
Entrepreneurship education engages students in experiential learning leading them to
observe, interpret, analyze, make decisions and consider consequences. Students develop
essential skills by integrating entrepreneurship education with a technical and academic
Entrepreneurship education teaches students how to plan and communicate ideas about the
risks and rewards of business ownership. There are many benefits of encouraging and supporting
young entrepreneurial pursuits.
Young entrepreneurs are able to:
Entrepreneurship Education Path
- Develop money management skills
- Develop an understanding of economic realities
- Develop strong work ethic
- Manage time, people, and resources
- Understand the value of a dollar
- Leverage risks
- Turn innovation into micro-enterprises
Students take career/technical course in combination with entrepreneurship courses during
their junior and/or senior year, to develop the foundation that will lead them into
intrapreneurship or entrepreneurship.
- Students can take Entrepreneurship or the career/technical class
in the order they prefer.
Each of the courses has been aligned to meet the curriculum standards of Washtenaw Community
College (WCC) and students can receive 3 or more college credits per course. When taking
the combination courses they may be eligible to receive 6 or more credits.
- The second year (often the senior year), students are eligible to
dual enroll in an additional entrepreneur course at WCC where they receive experience
of managing the day-to-day operations of business. Students must see their high school
counselor to sign up for dual enrollment at Washtenaw Community College.