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Students and businesses celebrate the success of the Business i Lab program

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

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ECU and the City of Wanneroo celebrated the Business i Lab program at a special event on Tuesday, 2 November at the ECU Council Chambers, which recognised the work of students and local businesses in making the program a success.

Business i Lab is a joint initiative between ECU’s Faculty of Business and Law and the City of Wanneroo, which allows students to work with small local businesses in a series of work integrated learning projects, developing business plans and solving real business problems.

The program allows students to forge relationships with business owners and understand the importance of good business practice in the workforce.

Local businesses involved include the Yanchep National Park, Crave Interiors and Austgroup Insurers.

Workplace Opportunities Coordinator from the Faculty of Business and Law, Mrs Janet Simmons, believes the program is a wonderful learning opportunity for students.

“Students are working with real businesses and people that have invested their own money which brings additional responsibility and pressure.”

“The program allows students to gain valuable workplace experience which will put them in a fantastic position to get a job after graduation,” said Mrs Simmons.

Local businesses within the City of Wanneroo are eligible to be part of the program. For more information contact Mrs Simmons on j.simmons@ecu.edu.au.

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