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“The Long Island Virtual Enterprises Business Plan Competition is made possible as part of the Perkins Grant Consortium,” said Ms. Gene Silverman, executive director, Nassau BOCES Department of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs and facilitator of the consortium. “This is one of the many ways the grant enriches the lives of students throughout Nassau County by giving them real world work place and 21st Century skills while still in high school.”
Members of either a Nassau or Suffolk BOCES Perkins Consortium, who currently offer Virtual Enterprises, at the secondary level, have an opportunity to expand this experiential learning program to their middle school students. Applications are being accepted to pilot the Virtual Enterprises Junior Ventures Career Academy (VEJV) for the 2016-2017 school year. One school district in Nassau County and one school district in Suffolk County will be selected as the pilot sites for the upcoming school year. If you would like to learn more please review the Implementation Guide. All interested districts should complete and submit the online application.