Duncanville Evaluates Future Of Entrepreneur School
DESOTO—Recently the Duncanville City Council included an agenda item for discussion to take a look at the future of the EON Reality Entrepreneur School after the graduation of its first class. Staff had requested Cliff Boyd give the presentation about upcoming developments. Boyd is the EON Reality Entrepreneur School Advisory Committee representative for the City Council.
It was on October 24, 2014 that the City of Duncanville and EON Reality entered into an agreement for the creation and management of the Entrepreneur School within the city.
Duncanville Entrepreneur School Graduates Seven Students
Boyd said the Duncanville entrepreneur school has been holding classes for one year. The first class just graduated with seven students completing the program.
“Four of the seven were extended offers to work for EON in Duncanville,” Boyd acknowledged via email. “We need to continue to make the opportunity more visible to the public.”
Boyd said that this year there were 80 applicants for the 20 slots available at the school.
“The EON Corporation is very pleased with the first year and happy with high quality applicants for the next class,” Boyd explained. “New clients working with the center include Parkland and UTSW.” Boyd said diabetes education is an area that has also shown much interest by the medical community.
“Graduates receive a certificate of certification in Virtual Reality software development,” he explained. “Our efforts to bring EON to Duncanville should be viewed as planting seeds for future growth of economic development, retaining higher skilled labor resources and high tech support for businesses in the Best Southwest Cities.”
Advisory Committee Role
To keep the Duncanville City Council appraised of the school’s success the Advisory Committee is slated to convene by conference once every month during the first year. Thereafter, quarterly meetings will be held to keep each party to the school’s agreement while also making certain each party is aware of the Entrepreneur School’s activities.
Updates by all parties involved also serve to confirm that coordinating the ongoing collaboration between the City of Duncanville and EON Reality stays on focus while also reviewing and exchanging all information relating to specific projects, reviewing and approving significant contracts, identifying problem areas and preparing respective solutions. The meetings are an ongoing way to review and comment on the Entrepreneur School’s annual budget. This is when they will approve all investments and contracts in excess of $20,000.
The Duncanville City Council voted for Boyd to represent the City of Duncanville on the EON Reality Entrepreneur School Advisory Committee.
With the school located in Duncanville he believes, “We will see higher paying jobs for those who live and work in Southwest Dallas and Ellis Counties.”