OJC Press Release ID: 2450

Monday, January 11, 2016


OJC TRiO offers entrepreneurship mindset class
 
Do you dream of owning your own business?  If so, come and learn the 8 lessons from the true life story of Clifton Talbert. 

Starting Wednesday, January 20, an 8-week class will be offered for those students who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur.  The class will be held in the Collaboration room in the Learning Commons from 12 -12:50 p.m. 

You must be a student in the TRiO program to attend this course. Online registration must be completed on the TRiO webpage.

The United States has fallen to 16th in the world in college credential completion, yet by 2018, two-thirds of US jobs will require post-secondary education. Meanwhile employers are increasingly demanding an innovative and entrepreneurial workforce seeking individuals with critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and other entrepreneurial skills.

The Ice House Student Success Program is designed to equip students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey, empowering them to take ownership of their future while helping them develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that will enable them to succeed in college and in life. (https://elimindset.com/programs/ice-house-student-success/)

The Ice House Student Success Program was recently offered at Pikes Peak Community College and was well received by students.  “By taking the time and taking this class and learning how to manage my academic career as well as my life career, I am way more prepared. Ice House is reinventing the way we make ourselves successful, you have to think outside of the box, go that extra step, think about new ways to innovate, and I think that is going to be the marker of the next few generations,” said one Pikes Peak Community College student.

 “You must become entrepreneurs of your life. And when I heard that, I had already started the shift but that was the last little kick that shifted me over to really understanding that this is a mindset that is successful for life,” added another PPCC student.

For more information on the Entrepreneurship course or the TRiO program in general, contact Holly Lewis at 719-384-6835 or holly.lewis@ojc.edu .

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The Ice House Student Success Program is designed to equip students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey, empowering them to take ownership of their future while helping them develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that will enable them to succeed in college and in life.