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Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs

Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs
L- R Kieran Shipley, Krystian Kochanczyk and Frances Gloria, Worcester Sixth Form College, receiving their Young Enterprise Company of the Year 2018 award from Amanda Lloyd, Economic Development Officer at the Young Enterprise South Worcestershire Showcase held at the University of Worcester on Thursday 26 April 2018.

Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs

Worcester City Council is stepping up its support for young people in a bid to help them develop the skills which local employers are seeking, and to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit.

Worcester Sixth Form College, Tudor Grange Academy and the King’s School were amongst local schools to compete in the city’s Young Enterprise Company programme – an annual event which helps young people to develop the skills they need to run a business.

 The competition, which was sponsored by Worcester City Council, was organised by Young Enterprise (www.young-enterprise.org.uk– a national charity which works with young people to deliver enterprise and financial education programmes in schools and colleges.

 In the competition’s South Worcestershire heat, Worcester Sixth Form College’s ‘Fresh Minds’ team won the Best Product award.  They published a healthy cookbook, What’s Cooking, which is aimed at children and contains recipes using traditional local produce.

 Sue Viner, Centre Lead at Worcester Sixth Form College said: “The students have gained so many key skills this year by taking part in the Young Enterprise programme. To see them grow not only as a team, but also as individuals has been incredibly rewarding.

 King’s School and Worcester Sixth Form College both progressed through to the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Young Enterprise finals, held on 3 May at Worcestershire County Hall.

“Supporting young people to develop the skills they need to secure employment and succeed in life is a real priority for the City Council,” says Amanda Lloyd, Economic Development Officer at Worcester City Council.

“We have made a commitment to ensure funding is available to every school in the City to take part in Young Enterprise next year.”

Businesses which are interested in offering mentoring opportunities or sponsorship for next year’s programme should contact Julia Neale, Young Enterprise Area Manager for Worcestershire:  Tel: 07960 063202; Email: julia.neale@y-e.org.uk

 If your school is interested in taking part in next year’s Young Enterprise event, contact Amanda Lloyd at Worcester City Council:  Amanda.lloyd@worcester.gov.uk.  Funding support is available.

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