West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Carrickmore to host events for young business enthusiasts

Published: 15 October, 2013

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff is encouraging young entrepreneurs in Tyrone to take part in a seminar for local young people aimed at helping them understand how to set up their own business. The local MLA has teamed up with the Rural Development Council in order to organise the two part seminar which kicks off on Wednesday evening 23rd October in Carrickmore.

Speaking about the initiative Mr McElduff said:

"We are seeing the devastating impact of emigration day and daily, locally. As part of an effort to stem the flow, I have been working with various organisations to help young people in their search for meaningful employment, or in this instance find that big idea so that they can begin their own business and give them the opportunity to stay at home in County Tyrone.

"The latest initiative will entail two interactive seminars for young people interested in starting up their own Business. I am working in partnership with the Rural Development Council (RDC) who are highlighting their Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) Programme.

"As MLA for West Tyrone, I feel very strongly about employment prospects for young people. Most young people wonder who will ever employ them but the reality is that young people may have to figure out how they will create a job for themselves and perhaps employ someone else in the process.

"I am seeking a commitment from local young people who are interested in developing this idea, to attend two Wednesday evenings seminars in the second half of October.

"The first evening, lasting two hours, will be held in the Patrician Hall on Wednesday evening, 23 October at 7.30pm. The second evening will be one week later in the Milestone Centre, 30 October at 7.30pm.

To book your place contact myself on barrymcelduffmla@gmail.com or directly with the RDC on ryeproject@rdc.org.uk. There are places still available…why not come along and give it a go. The two seminars will be interactive, by the way, and should also be good craic.