Young entrepreneurs ready for the Beacon Bursary Bootcamp


Young would-be entrepreneurs in Carmarthenshire will be put through their paces at a bootcamp to prepare them for the challenges of the Beacon Bursary competition.
The demand for the Beacon Bursary Bootcamp, organised by Carmarthenshire County Council and Coleg Sir Gar, has been so great that it will have to be held across two venues to accommodate everyone.
Bootcamps will be held simultaneously at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, and the new Learning and Teaching Block at Trinity St David’s Carmarthen Campus on Saturday and Sunday February 22 and 23.
The aim of the bootcamp is to provide young people a taster on how to set up in business. There will be varied workshops from different key speakers, varying from the bank to local entrepreneurs.
Kerry Matthews of Coleg Sir Gar said: “Due to the incredible demand that we have had from students eager to come and find out about what it takes to run your own business, there will now be two Bootcamps taking place simultaneously.
“The Parc-y-Scarlets event will go ahead as planned, and a second bootcamp has been set up at Trinity St David’s Carmarthen Campus.”
Council executive board member for regeneration and leisure Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “I’m delighted that the demand from young entrepreneurs has been so great that we have had to find a second venue. It’s a nice problem to have!
“I want to wish them all the best for the Bootcamp. The Beacon Bursary competition has already established itself as a major event after just a year and the demand for the bootcamp is a testimony to that.
“I have come across several young people with excellent ideas and what we really need to do is to encourage and support them to turn those ideas into reality.”
To book your place, follow the link below: www.eventbrite.co.uk
For further information please contact: Kerry.matthews@colegsirgar.ac.uk
This event is completely free for students of CSG, TSD and any student with a Carmarthenshire Postcode.
If you would like to attend please contact Angharad Harding on 01554 748807/ RAHarding@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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