Kauffman Sponsored Ice House Entrepreneurship Facilitator Training Program
Backed by the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is redefining entrepreneurship education in classrooms and communities across America and beyond. Inspired by the life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program was developed by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, in Cleveland, Ohio. Built on a rigor and relevance framework, this highly interactive program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. More information about the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is available here.
“The Kauffman Foundation is the world’s largest foundation dedicated to understanding the benefits of fostering entrepreneurship on a global scale. We have funded the largest collection of research on this topic as well as funding innovative programs and educational curriculum.” said Thom Ruhe, Kauffman’s VP of Entrepreneurship. “The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is our newest offering, that is changing how entrepreneurship education is being taught in classrooms and communities throughout the world. This incredible new course focuses on the key beliefs and assumptions that drive entrepreneurial thinking and behavior. It offers an interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to see opportunities where others do not, and to act on those opportunities, regardless of their chosen path.”
Richard Warner, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Lehigh Carbon Community College had this to say:
“I have been searching for a curriculum that would inspire and engage a broad range of students in the entrepreneurial process. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program allows students to learn from the firsthand experience of successful “real-world” entrepreneurs while immersing them in real-world circumstances that will help them develop entrepreneurial skills, regardless of their chosen path.”
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Facilitator training will take place at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Rothrock Library on April 17th and 18th. In addition to the facilitator training, there will be an opening reception on April 16th from 6 - 8pm featuring a keynote presentation by co-authors Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger. The pre-training reception is open to the public. More information about the facilitator training and keynote reception is available here.
About Lehigh Carbon Community College: LCCC is a multi-campus facility serving 3 counties and 12 school districts. In addition to the sites the distant education programs are the fasting growing programs offered at the college.
The Mission statement for the college is to respond to the community by providing affordable, accessible, and high-quality education. And its Vision Statement is to have National prominence and academic excellence as a comprehensive community college. By developing and fostering Entrepreneurship LCCC guarantees it’s prominence in fostering new business start-ups to regain economic stability and International Leadership in manufacturing.
About The Kauffman Foundation: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. It also works to prepare students to be innovators, entrepreneurs and skilled workers in the 21st century economy through initiatives designed to improve learning in math, engineering, science and technology. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org.
About the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative: The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, (ELI) provides interactive entrepreneurship education programs for academic, government and non-government organizations worldwide. Their clients include the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute as well as the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Learn more at elientrepreneur.com