Enterprise Education

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Enterprise Education

Following extensive research carried out on in 2009/2010 on the various Enterprise programmes delivered through the British education system TWF developed a pilot programme that would draw on the key principles of the Scottish Government’s Determined to Succeed strategy, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence, and support schools to embed and independently sustain entrepreneurial learning.

The Enterprise Education Pilot was launched in September 2010 in two North East secondary schools in partnership with Aberdeen City CouncilAberdeenshire Council and two delivery partners – Entrepreneurs in Action (EiA) and Elevator (formerly Enterprise North East Trust) – who were commissioned to deliver innovative, real life enterprise experiences, which could be tailored to fit the needs of each school as part of the Curriculum while supporting students and teachers towards successfully establishing a sustainable, profit generating business within each school.

Enterprising Students

During the 2010/2011 academic year, 255 pupils and 14 teachers from across Ellon Academy and Kincorth Academy participated in the EiA developed Enterprise Challenge Days and directly engaged with 11 local entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Across all 3 Challenges, pupils at both schools consistently reported an improvement in their interest and understanding of entrepreneurship as well as improving their core enterprise skills.

Business Experience

Enterprise developed the Youth Business Service (YBS), a business advisory service based on similar principles to the highly successful, national, Business Gateway. The YBS consolidated master class sessions for pupils wishing to access business start-up funding, networking and mentor support for students and teachers, and CPD opportunities for teachers. Pupils from both pilot schools could apply for market test grants or business start-up support through a Revolving Fund put in place by TWF to embed these opportunities and support future enterprise activities within each school.

Enterprise Education

Following extensive research carried out on in 2009/2010 on the various Enterprise programmes delivered through the British education system TWF developed a pilot programme that would draw on the key principles of the Scottish Government’s Determined to Succeed strategy, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence, and support schools to embed and independently sustain entrepreneurial learning.

The Enterprise Education Pilot was launched in September 2010 in two North East secondary schools in partnership with Aberdeen City CouncilAberdeenshire Council and two delivery partners – Entrepreneurs in Action (EiA) and Elevator (formerly Enterprise North East Trust) – who were commissioned to deliver innovative, real life enterprise experiences, which could be tailored to fit the needs of each school as part of the Curriculum while supporting students and teachers towards successfully establishing a sustainable, profit generating business within each school.

Enterprising Students

During the 2010/2011 academic year, 255 pupils and 14 teachers from across Ellon Academy and Kincorth Academy participated in the EiA developed Enterprise Challenge Days and directly engaged with 11 local entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Across all 3 Challenges, pupils at both schools consistently reported an improvement in their interest and understanding of entrepreneurship as well as improving their core enterprise skills.

Business Experience

Enterprise developed the Youth Business Service (YBS), a business advisory service based on similar principles to the highly successful, national, Business Gateway. The YBS consolidated master class sessions for pupils wishing to access business start-up funding, networking and mentor support for students and teachers, and CPD opportunities for teachers. Pupils from both pilot schools could apply for market test grants or business start-up support through a Revolving Fund put in place by TWF to embed these opportunities and support future enterprise activities within each school.

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