News Release Archive

Entrepreneurship education entered cyberspace today with the
launch of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and
Development (CEED) web site by Education and Culture Minister,
Robbie Harrison, at CEED's Open for Business youth centre on
Grafton Street, Halifax.

Young people, educators and members of the business community
interested in entrepreneurship can log on to CEED's web site at for a wide range of interactive
information and services. In addition, the site provides in-depth
information on CEED and its many programs, educational tools for
educators and students, an interactive quiz to measure
entrepreneurial aptitude, links to other entrepreneurship sites,
a calendar of events, a suggested reading list, on-line
conference registration, and a gallery of accomplished
entrepreneurs. A section of the site called "Ask An Expert"
provides on-line assistance to young entrepreneurs with questions
on marketing, finance and business plans. Visitors to the site
can download a free CEED screensaver by registering on the guest

"The CEED web site reflects the traits of innovation and
creativity essential for success in entrepreneurship," said Mr.
Harrison. With this new resource, the Centre for Entrepreneurship
Education and Development will reach potential partners locally,
nationally and internationally. The site will also attract more
young people to entrepreneurship and serve as a resource for
entrepreneurship students and teachers."

Many communities throughout Nova Scotia have public access to the
Internet through their local libraries and schools. In addition,
the government of Nova Scotia provides Internet links through
Access Nova Scotia centres in Bridgewater, Truro, Kentville,
Yarmouth and Sydney. The Open for Business centre in Halifax also
provides public access to the Internet.

"This site will be constantly evolving as the Centre for
Entrepreneurship Education and Development improves its range of
programs and develops partnerships with other companies and
organizations dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. The CEED
web site will always be an interesting place to visit." said
Chris Curtis, manager of CEED.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development is a
joint venture funded by the Department of Education and Culture
and the Canada/Nova Scotia COOPERATION Agreement on Economic
Diversification, managed by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency and the Nova Scotia Economic Renewal Agency.


Contact: Colin Craig  902-424-7246

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