National Entrepreneurship Week is an education initiative dedicated to teaching the next generation about entrepreneurship. This year, TCC has activities planned from February 15-19. Take a look at the events listed below for more information.
Want to learn how to start your own business?
In TCC’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class you’ll learn entrepreneurial concepts, how to develop resources, understand accounting concepts, demonstrate money management skills, learn to market your business and more. This intro class will help you establish and manage a new enterprise. TCC student David Lawton shares his experience in TCC’s Fall entrepreneurship coaching sessions. Click here to learn more.
Monday, February 15
Noon EST: Introduction to Entrepreneurship Education.
TCC Highlight: Oyster Aquaculture Program. In 2014, TCC’s Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI) started the Oyster Aquaculture Training Certification program that launched the Oyster Aquaculture Industry in Florida. Now, in its seventh year, this program has trained more than 150 students and is responsible for the startup of over 100 new businesses and more than 300 new jobs. Learn more.
Tuesday, February 16
9 a.m. EST | Launch of National Association for Community College podcast, Making our Way Forward. Click here.
9 – 11 a.m. EST | Nonprofit Principles: Building an Impactful Team in a COVID and Post-Pandemic World. Hosted by the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence. Click here.
2 – 4 p.m. EST | Entrepreneurship Coaching with the Eagle Business Society: Learn about creating a business idea, product/service, location, business structure, executive team, mission statement, values and vision.
6 p.m. EST | Entrepreneurial Educators Meet-Up: Join entrepreneurial educators from across the country to discuss entrepreneurship education. Learn more.
TCC Highlight: Smart Farming and Small-Plot Farming. January 2021 marked the beginning of the College’s Small Plot Farming Initiative. TCC’s Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI) has partnered with the City of Tallahassee’s Urban Farming and Entrepreneurship Training program and Florida A&M University’s Small Business Development Center to offer Small-Plot Farming as part of the College’s Sustainable Agricultural Training Program. This program will also serve as the genesis of WEI’s Soil Conservation and Precision Agriculture Training Program (Smart Farming) utilizing the WEI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative Drone Training Center. Learn more.
Wednesday, February 17
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST | Federal Entrepreneurship Day 2021: Join NatlEshipWeek and federal agencies for three informative panels on
1. Education and Workforce Development,
2. Access to Capital and
3. COVID Economic Recovery.
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. EST | TCC Featured National Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Corbin, author of “Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation.” Join TCC President Dr. Jim Murdaugh and Dr. Corbin to learn more about Dr. Corbin’s recent book as part of the President’s Leadership Institute.
TCC Highlight: Verizon Innovative Learning Grant Partnership. The Verizon Innovative Learning program introduces fun and educational STEM projects to middle school girls in rural communities. This program starts out with a three-week immersion experience in summer 2021, where students will participate in 3D printing, digital photography, coding, virtual reality and more. Afterward, students will meet once a month during the academic school year to continue in engaging activities. An education that includes technological literacy is essential for future success. Click here.
Thursday, February 18
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST | TCC Program Feature: Entrepreneurial Certificate Program. Tallahassee Community College’s Business, Industry and Technology division is excited to showcase its Entrepreneurship program and what it has to offer the community. Community members interested in learning how to become entrepreneurs are invited to TCC faculty member Lisa Kellison’s GEB1011 – Introduction to Business class. The Introduction to Business class highlights production and accounting terms and allows students to apply those concepts to their own (existing or planned) businesses.
1 – 2:05 p.m. EST | National E-Ship Week: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship webinar. Learn the importance of Social Entrepreneurship in high poverty regions.
Friday, February 19
1 – 2:05 p.m. EST | Virtual Prototyping Workshop: Have an app idea, but don’t how to build it? Join Marshall ICenter for a virtual prototyping session.
TCC Highlight: Drone Program. In 2016, TCC’s WEI started its Unmanned Vehicle Systems Drone Training Certification Program. TCC was one of the first Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) programs in the country to be designated as a partnering institution in the FAA UAS College Training Initiative. Within the five-year span, we have trained more than 300 students in this program. Learn more.