SHAWVILLE May 4, 2018
On May 4, grade 11 students from Pontiac High School (PHS) got a taste of the startup world as they pitched their business plans to a panel of dragons, er, panthers.
Teacher Jordan Kent explained that the students had been working on their pitches for three to four weeks as part of a new course on financial literacy that's been mandated province-wide. Working alone or in groups, they had to come up with a budget, calculate expenses and look at possible competitors in the local market.
“I think they put a lot into them,” Kent said. “They like that authentic learning experience.”
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