ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A dozen people living in the Rockford Housing Authority are trying to make improvements in their own lives. Today, they graduated from the first ever Etsy Entrepreneurship Program.
It’s a four-week class designed to teach self-sufficiency. Etsy is an online marketplace that allows people to sell crafts or art that they have made. The students in the class learned to hone their skills, market their products and handle transactions, all tools that should help them make a little more money.
"This is a big accomplishment, I mean it wasn't easy, but it wasn't too hard either, they taught us a lot of stuff that without the class, I wouldn't have known,” said Terissa Christopher.
This is the first class of its kind in the country and now the curriculum is being used in New York.