Calderdale Colleges second Global Entrepreneurship Badge of Honour

Calderdale College is proud to announce our Global Entrepreneurship week has once again been recognised for the excellent work on the enterprise agenda including our high impact event.

Calderdale College marked Global Entrepreneurship Week (15 – 21 November) with a Dragon’s Den style challenge. Students from a range of departments, from business to art & design, completed various tasks throughout the day before attempting to win over the Dragons with their business ideas.

Just 131 out of over 700 Global Entrepreneurship Week event organisers have qualified for this honour, paying tribute to the events lasting and positive impact on the individuals who took part.

Enterprise Students setting up shop in Calderdale College

The Level 3 Business students as part of teams will be soon launching their very own enterprise businesses within College. These self-financed ventures will range from a walk in photo shoot industry, day trip organisers as well as teen health promoters.

All of this is a part of the students additional fifteen week Enterprise course, which will be helping the students grasp the more practical side of business. The course itself is designed to promote teamwork, debate as well as challenge the student’s resourcefulness when physically planning, running and evaluating their own business.

‘I always enjoy enterprise; it allows me to be involved in the more hands-on side of business which is a stronger aspect for me, opposed to academic essay writing. So it’s a real plus for the College to offer us the extra course.’ Stated Rebecca from the Level 3 BTEC course.

Calderdale College Business students are ‘Bridging Businesses’ in Halifax

Calderdale College are cheering on five of their level 3 Business students as there encourage partnerships between companies within Halifax with their Bridging Businesses event on the 1st March.

As part of the work experience the students have been working in cooperation with Digital Consortium, branding their event Bridging Businesses, the Sowerby Bridge Network. The learners have invited a range of businesses within Sowerby Bridge to assemble stalls at the event with the hope that it will encourage collaboration and boost the local economy.

Bhavika Rana a student involved in the project stated ‘Our Bridging Businesses venture has had its challenges, however I feel the whole experience has widened our knowledge and given the group a taste of industry in the real world.’

The Bridging Businesses event is set to launch on the 1st of March at 6pm at the Works in Sowerby Bridge. For more information www.bridgingbusinesses.co.uk

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