OCC report recommends fostering entrepreneurship in the classroom

February 6, 2013

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce follows up on its Emerging Stronger 2012 report with a new publication that identifies Ontario’s challenges and advantages with respect to economic growth, and sets outs some recommendations. Among them is fostering entrepreneurship in the classroom. "If we accept that culture accounts for at least part for the entrepreneurship gap with the US, then we must address it via the education system," the report states. "This includes building entrepreneurship via high school and university curricula, not just our MBA programs." Other recommendations include Ontario PSE institutions expanding recruitment initiatives aimed at international students, making commercialization part of university mandates, and allowing colleges to play a bigger role in driving innovation. OCC News Release | Windsor Star | Report