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William Floyd High School Business Academy Hosts Virtual Enterprise Training

The William Floyd High School Business Academy recently hosted students from 14 school districts for Virtual Enterprise training.

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Mastic Beach, NY - November 6, 2013 - The William Floyd High School Business Academy recently held a training session for Virtual Enterprise students and facilitators from 14 Suffolk County school districts including William Floyd. Virtual Enterprise, or VE, is a simulated business that is set up and run by high school business students which helps to prepare them for work in a real business environment. At the training session, the students attended two workshops – networking and accounting records training.

At the workshops, two William Floyd graduates (Class of 2013) and former Business Academy students Bobby Lenahan and Joshua Elkin presented; they detailed how they were part of business teacher Gregory Plantier’s “Forever Fit” team that put forth a top three presentation at last year’s Long Island Business Plan and Mini Trade Fair, a regional Virtual Enterprises International competition. They also provided students with some insight and tips for creating their business plans and their business plan presentation. Both Bobby and Joshua received college scholarships and are now attending Molloy College where they are enrolled in the Business Honors Program.

“This was a great experience for students to introduce their virtual businesses, network and share marketing ideas,” said Karen Poidomani, business teacher, William Floyd High School. “Virtual Enterprise classes incorporate 21st century skills that help build a solid foundation for students in today’s globally competitive environment.”

The William Floyd Business Academy has four VE firms with two classes of students on a business pathway (accounting, marketing and management) and the other two classes are Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from the Culinary Arts and Cosmetology programs. The business classes have two virtual brands – a line of fitness products and customized cell phone covers; while the CTE program runs virtual businesses consisting of a line of beauty products and a new dessert brand. At the training, William Floyd High School Culinary Arts students prepared and served lunch to the more than 100 students and facilitators in attendance.

Pictured: Students had the opportunity to network at the William Floyd Business Academy Virtual Enterprise training.