Could You Inspire Young Enterprise?

By Young Enterprise - 12th November 2020

Young Enterprise (YE) has been asked to find inspirational speakers from various disciplines including: Childcare, Sport, Public Services, Health and Social Care and the Marine sector, to help inspire some of our county's students at various schools including Brannel, Poltair, Penrice, Newquay Tretherras and Budehaven.

Speakers would need to talk for about 20 minutes via Microsoft Teams or Zoom and allow time for a 10-minute Q&A afterwards about their career journey and the potential opportunities that exist in the South West in their sector. This would enrich the digital YE Employable Me programme which will be delivered to its students. 

This 'talking heads' session will help schools meet the Government's Gatsby recommendation that: 'Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace'. We would like speakers to convey what it could be like to walk in their shoes.

Young Enterprise's great work was recognised (time:11.44.09) in the House of Commons this week (11.11.20). Amanda Solloway, Minister for Science Research and Innovation said: “Young Enterprise do excellent work engaging young people and providing valuable education in enterprise and financial skills. Ministerial colleagues recently met Young Enterprise to hear about their work, and correspondence in relation to this, and have shared this with Education Ministers. And Mr Speaker, if I can add, the lessons that I learned when I did Young Enterprise ... I would say they were invaluable.”

Anyone interested in being a virtual speaker, or a school sponsor to help cover the cost of these programmes, please contact [email protected]

Young Enterprise do excellent work engaging young people and providing valuable education in enterprise and financial skills.

- Amanda Solloway, Minister for Science Research and Innovation
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