What is PIVOT?
An initiative started in 2016, PIVOT was created to educate youth in the Edmonton area on Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship. We realized there were many programs already in existence to achieve this goal, so we partnered with Junior Achievement Northern Alberta and NWT to facilitate their company program on campus at NAIT’s Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship.
Upon commencing this partnership, we realized an opportunity to take the project one step further. Teachers who ran the Company Program at their schools indicated a need for more assistance with program specifics and various business concepts. Each year we host and deliver a Company Program at NAIT to high school students from around Edmonton.
Seeing the impact our project was having in our community, the Youth Engagement Coordinator for the Department of Student Advising and Information Services at NAIT contacted us to facilitate sessions during their youth summer camps. Due to challenges from Covid-19, we pivoted the idea into a camp of it’s own where students learn about entrepreneurship.
We are always seeking to impact more students both through continuing to deliver Company Program and the continued development of our entrepreneurship camps. The goal is to deliver effective content helping students learn about social entrepreneurship to solve problems that we face today.