The Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts is looking for innovative students who believe they have an idea for a new business or product that might be valuable, and we ask that you assist in that search. Forty students will be selected to attend the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship (GSE) at WVU, June 25—July 15, 2018. GSE is free for all students accepted.
The GSE is a unique high-school summer entrepreneurship program that places a strong emphasis on innovation and design as elements of creating a sustainable business model. GSE teaches critical life and work skills of problem-solving, teamwork, and iteration in an environment where it is safe to fail.
Applicants should show a passion for creating a product or idea and possess a learning style that will thrive in a creative and innovative environment. We also need students with computer and programming skills, an engineering background, business skills, and the willingness to take a chance to succeed.
Most of the application is submitted online at www.govschools.wv.gov/gse. The window for applying is December 10-February 28.
Your support is crucial for this program. Please let your schools know that this initiative is important to you and the State of West Virginia, possibly a message such as the one below through your all-call system or internet announcements sent to parents. If I can be of assistance, feel free to contact me: Sherry.L.Keffer@wv.gov.
"Parents of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders: if your son or daughter is interested in business or has an idea for a new product, the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship might be a growth-expanding opportunity. It's a three-week school on the campus of West Virginia University, June 25—July 15, and it's free. Read about it at www.govschools.wv.gov/gse."
The Governor's School of Entrepreneurship is a joint venture between the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts and the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.