Newsletter – December 2009

Embedding Enterprise in Further Education

Efe Newsletter – December 2009

Yorkshire and Humber College Updates:

The Embedding Enterprise in Further Education Project is now in a successful second year of delivery with Yorkshire Forward proving the funding until 2011. The Yorkshire and Humber Network has now increased to 20 colleges and consists of the following Colleges:

Leeds City College

Sheffield College

Craven College

North Lindsey College

Calderdale College

York College

Askham-Bryan College

Selby College

Rotherham College

Doncaster College

East Riding College

Hull College Group

Wakefield College

Harrogate College

Grimsby Institute

Barnsley College

Shipley College

Leeds College of Art

Bishop Burton College

Kirklees College

Congratulations to Leeds City College – Park Lane Campus for making the regional finals for the Make your Mark Challenge in Global Entrepreneurship Week (16th – 20th November 2009)

Congratulations to Sheffield College – for winning the AOC Beacon Award for Enterprise 2009

Brief update on regional activity:

>Leeds City College – Park Lane Campus ran a very successful Stock Market Challenge with 100 of their students

>Bishop Burton – have an Enterprise themed week full of activities

>Craven College – Home Enterprise Day at Herriots Hotel in Skipton where their students will take over the running of a hotel!

>Barnsley College – support a school in Uganda through their social enterprise business which makes hand crafted goods

>Grimsby College – held the European Productivity Conference 2009, which with the theme being ‘Enterprising Public and Private Sector Organisations: Learning from the Best’

>Shipley College participated in an event to showcase ideas in front of an employer panel using the Saltaire Festival as a platform, they are also looking to work with Enterprise Island on Staff CPD

>Sheffield College -have developed an Entrepreneurship Exchange – containing a database of entrepreneurs in specialist areas

>Askham-Bryan College – students are developing a management plan for a renowned hotel group in Leeds and Sheffield

>Calderdale College – have developed Enterprise Ambassadors in each faculty to help role out and champion enterprise within the college, they plan to roll out the Enterprise Grid usage as part of the ambassadors CPD

>Hull College – will be involved in the pilot for the FE framework, they have also had some exciting news to develop a shop in Hull City Centre. Leeds City College – Keighley Campus have provided some useful hints with this, given their Store and Retail Academy test trading Centre in Keighley

>Wakefield College ran a successful Octopus Enterprise Event which involved their special needs students making and selling goods

>North Lindsey College held an Enterprise Challenge Day which involved 250 students who had to find solutions to a range of tasks, in areas such as cyber bullying, social enterprise, produce a ECM game and setting up of a business service to students

Upcoming Events:

Champions Network Event – for project participants

9th December 2009 – The Rose Bowl, Leeds (LS1 3HE)

9.30am – 3.30pm

Please ensure you have confirmed your attendance!

Diary dates:

The Enterprise Conference – for FE by FE

3rd March 2010 – The Source, Meadowhall, Sheffield

Showcasing and Celebrating Enterprise – The FE way

16th June 2010 – Weetwood Hall, Leeds

FE Enterprise Framework:

A number of colleges in the network have collaborated on developing an FE Framework for Enterprise – this will be launched on 9th December 2009 to Enterprise Champions so please confirm your place in order to see this exciting development!!


UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs is a charitable organisation that supports and develops the role of social entrepreneurs as a force for positive change in the United Kingdom by providing awards to social entrepreneurs and researching into the impact of social entrepreneurs on society. UnLtd’s Millennium Awards of between £500 and £20 000 provide practical and financial support to social entrepreneurs in the UK; people with vision, passion, drive and commitment, who want to change the world for the better. and is currently recruiting 16-25 year olds for its Youth Leadership Team for more details, please go the website or contact:

General updates:

The National Skills Strategy and the National Skills Investment Strategy from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills – is available to download at:

Highlights of the National Skills Strategy:

“Give every adult a personal skills account, empowering learners to shop around for training with new information on how well different courses and colleges can meet their needs”

“Bold new ambition for three quarters of the population to go to university or get an advanced technical qualification by the age of 30″

“Offering 1,000 new scholarships worth £1,000 each, to encourage the best apprentices to progress into higher education”

For further information on the project please contact:

Rubina Rashid – 0113 2162203

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