I didn’t do so well at school… I wasn’t very academic, but I did consider myself capable of recognizing a good opportunity and ‘going for it’. I experienced mixed, but mainly positive results over the years, but if I’d had the opportunity of being guided around the principals of entrepreneurship, it could have made a world of difference to me.
Here in South Africa, we have to get real about the opportunities that are available to young people. It’s a struggle to get placed into further education and once you get your degree or diploma – well – that’s when the real struggle begins.
I’m not suggesting that we should back off formal education – I’m just in total support of the idea that we should be teaching entrepreneurial skills. After all, it’s the entrepreneurs that are going to be taking South Africa to the next level…
This year, Sasol Chemcity will be exhibiting at Scifest2012, and their main theme is around making young learners aware of the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, that being an entrepreneur is a career option – and what are some of the tools needed to become a successful entrepreneur.