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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 a ceremony held 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.

The site provides in-depth information on CEED and its 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 book.

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

Many communities throughout Nova Scotia have public access to the
Internet through libraries and schools. 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 on Grafton Street in Halifax also provides
public access to the Internet.

"This site will be constantly evolving as the centre 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

trp                   Oct. 09, 1996 - 1:15 p.m.