Learning the ropes

Carter Haydu
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Peacock Collegiate Institute students William Edmiston (left) and Michael Flegel hold up the products their companies are making. The are presidents of the companies, which are part of an entrepreneur class at the school. Times-Herald photo by Carter Haydu

If time is the measure of business, then a group of Grade 12 students at Peacock Collegiate Institute are lucky to get such an early start in life with the school’s Entrepreneur 30 class.

“They have to start a business through development of the idea, all the way up to selling,” Peacock business education teacher Brett Young told the Times-Herald on Wednesday.

The class consists of two companies, with each developing a variety of business innovations. Young said ideas include cake in a mug, candy bouquets, as well as lentil soup and granola cookie mix in jars.

According to the business education teacher, students are allowed to invest their own money into the companies, earning profits based on their investments. Also, he said students donate a portion of business earnings to a charity of their choice.

Once the semester is over, students must close out their businesses. This week, Young’s students are preparing to launch their products into the community.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald, Peacock Collegiate Institute

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