I had the honour of attending a Kamloops Junior Achievement reception this evening.
Junior Achievement teaches young people in our area skills business and entrepreneurship skills. One of the best feelings in life is knowing you can be self reliant, and create your own independence, security, and future. This is the huge value of the free enterprise system.
I feel it is very important to have more people in our city start businesses. Too often, we trade our own creativity and happiness for the security of a steady paycheck. People sometimes think you can't have all these things in one package - and going into your own business is certainly an established way. It is difficult to work for yourself, and even harder to have the responsibility of others working for you. But, ultimately, it is very rewarding and very important to our community as a whole.
The skills these young people have started learning through Junior Achievement will hopefully grow exponentially as they live their lives.
Congrats to Gemma Gowling, the person who coordinates all this learning locally!