Call to Graduates to Make Positive Contribution

Oct 19, 2004

Fermanagh graduates have the potential to make an important contribution to social and economic development in Northern Ireland and further afield.

This was the message from Professor Terri Scott, managing director of entrepreneurship in Invest Northern Ireland, who was the keynote speaker at the recent graduation ceremony at Fermanagh College of Further and Higher Education.

Prof Scott urged the graduates to be lifelong learners and to respond positively to the dramatic pace of change that is now part of everyday life. She also likened the qualities needed to be successful in studies to those needed by people who set up a business.

“Entrepreneurs have clarity of vision, are focussed on their goal, they identify opportunities and pursue results, they’re ambitious, tenacious, innovative and not afraid to take a risk,” said Professor Scott

“It’s people with that kind of approach and those qualities that will help to revitalise our economy and I’m confident that many of you have what it takes to create wealth for yourself and those around you,” she added.

Around 200 students graduating with various higher level qualifications were presented with their awards on 7 September at a ceremony in Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen.

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