Building an entrepreneurial culture is key to the success of the region’s economy. Young people will become the workforce and entrepreneurs of the future. The enterprise education agenda is extremely complex and greater emphasis is being placed on it by Government and the Regional Development Agency every year. Many colleges across the region are already incredibly ‘enterprising’, but if we are to bring about long term cultural change, more needs to be done to equip teachers and lecturers to embed enterprise in every aspect of college life.

Through this project, our aim is to build on best practice developed through initiatives such as the Northern Way, encourage greater sharing of ideas and approaches through an FE enterprise network and promote partnership working across other education sectors.

YPEF has been contracted by Yorkshire Forward to manage enterprise education within the ‘Embedding Enterprise in Yorkshire & Humber’ programme. In line with both national and regional strategy the programme promotes progression in the development and implementation of enterprise skills from primary through to Higher Education. This programme of work specifically focuses on Further Education.

YPEF The Young People’s Enterprise Forum (YPEF) is a regionally-based group of private and public organisations, all involved in promoting enterprise amongst young people.

YPEF has a mission, to build a culture which values, promotes and nurtures enterprise among young people in an inclusive manner. The YPEF remit incorporates enterprise education at all levels, community activity and the transition into self-employment and business start-ups.

The four lead colleges involved in the delivery of the project are Leeds City College, Sheffield College, North Lindsey College and Craven College. There are now 23 participating colleges in the Yorkshire Further Education Enterprise Network this network works in conjunction with the national FE enterprise network.

Aim of Project > To provide CPD, resources and support for teachers to ensure enterprise education is delivered as part of every course creating an enterprise culture in every aspect of college life

> To work with local partnerships to ensure the Embedding Enterprise in Further Education programme adds value and builds on existing activity

> To provide a platform to share ideas, best practice and network

> To share ideas beyond the region and ensure the virtual network is accessible to non participating colleges, Higher Education Institutions, Schools and Employers.


March 2010

December 2009

Useful Links > Link to YPEF site >

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